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AMEX, Wells Fargo, Chase, BofA Customers Welcome Big Change - February 1, 2011
SwipeGood Team “Rounds Up” Support for National Charity AmeriFace
Las Vegas, NV – Customers of the nation’s highest-profile banks and credit card issuers are making big changes in the way they support the non-profit sector, San Francisco-based start-up SwipeGood announced this week.  The company recently added Wells Fargo, Chase and Bank of America to the list of financial institutions whose debit and credit card users can directly support AmeriFace, a charity headquartered in Las Vegas with a vast nationwide network supporting children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions.  Customers of credit card giant American Express were the first to utilize SwipeGood’s innovative platform.  “It’s all about making change simple and effortless so more people can be part of it,” says SwipeGood partner Anthony Nemitz.  “We’re a consumer society.  Why not take the act of purchasing and turn it into an act of giving?” More >>>

KISS Tribute "Friends With Painted Faces" To Benefit Charity - December 16, 2010
Ultimate KISS Fan from A&E's Gene Simmons Family Jewels Supports AmeriFace
Las Vegas, NV – Bob Brunson, The Ultimate KISS Fan as seen on A&E's Gene Simmons Family Jewels, has launched a fan-based songwriting project called “Friends With Painted Faces," with downloads of the demo benefitting AmeriFace, a national non-profit organization.  "For just about any time in my life there was always a KISS tune I could turn to," says Brunson, a successful marketing and public relations executive who is currently the director for TechAmerica/AEA in Orange County, California. "That’s why I wanted to write the first ever, fan-based tribute song."  Brunson is currently shopping around the FWPF demo, available at www.bobbrunson.com, in hopes of re-recording it with a mainstream contemporary artist on vocals.  In the meantime, he is focused on supporting the charity that caught his attention when it first published a photograph captioned "The Big Finish."
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Local Charity Supports Children Born With Cleft Lip/Palate - December 9, 2010
Las Vegas-Based Organizations Share $255,000 in Funding from Speedway Children’s Charities
Las Vegas, NV – Among the non-profit organizations sharing $255,000 in funding from the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is a local group focused on helping children born with cleft lip and palate, the most common birth defect in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  “AmeriFace is thrilled to have been selected during this year’s grant cycle,” said Debbie Oliver, executive director of the charity and founder of its largest, most active program, cleftAdvocate.  “Speedway Children’s Charities continues to be an outstanding partner here in Southern Nevada.”  Radio talent Steph MacKenzie of 97.1 The Point presented leaders of 44 local organizations with checks totaling more than a quarter-million dollars during last night’s annual tree-lighting ceremony at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Families enjoyed a kid-friendly buffet, balloon artists and a visit with Santa.  The Speedway also treated grant recipients to a tour of the Gift of Lights, sponsored by US Bank and organized by Meehan and Associates.  More >>>

AmeriFace Program Director Robin Remele Honored in Chicago - November 19, 2010
Maven|Promotions Presents the Diva Series: Angels - Women in Philanthropy
Chicago, IL – Sarah Vargo, founder and president of Maven|Promotions, announced today the company’s partnership with Today's Chicago Woman and the Aparecio Foundation to honor influential and successful women involved with local non-profit organizations and philanthropic activities in the Chicagoland area.  “The Diva Series honors exceptional women in media, public relations, fashion, fitness, performing arts and the non-profit sector,” said Vargo, whose name has been synonymous with A-list events since she began her career with some of the nation’s top talent and promotion agencies.  “My real passion is for philanthropy,” she said, “and Maven|Promotions allows me to successfully unite both worlds.”  On December 2, the firm and their partners will recognize Robin Remele, program director for AmeriFace, a national organization supporting children and adults born with craniofacial conditions like cleft lip and palate.  Clefts are the most common birth defect in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  More >>>

Photographer Erik Kabik Gives Back With A Smile - July 1, 2010
Director of Retna Las Vegas Partners with Las Vegas-based Charity AmeriFace
Las Vegas, NV – What do Holly Madison, Barrack Obama, Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao and Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih have in common?  They're just a few of the diverse prominent public figures captured by the lens of Erik Kabik, Las Vegas-based celebrity photographer and director of Retna Las Vegas, one the world’s largest independent photo agencies.  “I spend my days and nights photographing and asking celebrities to 'give me a smile,'” says Kabik, who has been at the forefront of the Las Vegas entertainment scene for nearly two decades. Most nights, you’ll find Kabik working red carpet events, shooting exclusive coverage inside nightclubs, VIP galas and headlining concerts. But far from the glitz and glamour of the Strip, the tiniest pediatric patients undergo extensive facial reconstructive surgery, often when they are only days or weeks old.  More >>>

Making a World of Difference in a World of Facial Differences - June 14, 2010
Las Vegas-Based Charity AmeriFace Featured in APX Alarm $250,000 Grant Program
Las Vegas, NV – Among the non-profit organizations competing for $250,000 in funding from a residential and commercial security giant is a local charity focused on helping children born with cleft lip and palate, the most common birth defect in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  APX Alarm Security Solutions, Inc., one of the nation's largest residential security alarm companies, and the APX Family Foundation today announced its list of 75 charity finalists in the APX Gives Back Project – among them, one Las Vegas-based non-profit organization.  More >>>

Jesus Nebot, Filmmaker and Inspirational Speaker, Gives Back - April, 28, 2009
Hollywood, CA – Jesus Nebot, founder and CEO of Zokalo Entertainment and Love Empowerment Seminars, is an award-winning filmmaker as well as a renowned inspirational speaker. Nebot has lectured in over 30 American states and ten countries around the world for educational, cultural, non-profit, business and civic organizations. He hopes to bring world-wide attention to AmeriFace’s mission to provide information and emotional support to individuals with facial differences, such as cleft lip and palate.  More >>>

Fabian Carrillo, Latin Dragon Star, Lends His Strength to AmeriFace for Kids with Facial Differences - April 27, 2009
Las Vegas, NV – Born in South America and raised in Bronx, New York, Fabian Carrillo understands education is power.  He has joined AmeriFace to educate, inspire, serve and lead as the organization heightens the awareness of those with facial differences.  Carrillo, known as the Latin Dragon, became a martial arts legend holding five black belts in different disciplines of martial arts, and a three year national Karate champion in fighting, forms and weapons.   Having starred in the movie Latin Dragon and now in the movie Double Tap, Carrillo is prepared to lend his strength and educate others about AmeriFace’s mission of providing information and emotional support to individuals with facial differences, such as cleft lip and palate.  More >>>

Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Supports AmeriFace - March 27, 2009
Saxman Michael Lington is using his popularity to help let others know help is there
Las Vegas, NV – Michael Lington began playing clarinet at age seven and remembers spending time as a young boy learning about the music industry from his grandfather Otto Lington, a Danish jazz pioneer and bandleader for Shirley Bassey, Josephine Baker and Fats Waller among many others.  Michael says he's inspired by his upbringing to help other children experience music and that, in part, is his motivation to support AmeriFace, the non-profit organization whose mission is to provide information and emotional support to individuals with facial differences.  More >>>

AmeriFace Congratulates Smile Pinki Filmmakers - Feb. 24, 2009
National charity draws attention to need in the United States, significant gaps in medical coverage
Las Vegas, NV – Kudos to The Academy for its recognition of “Smile Pinki” and to The Smile Train for the wonderful work it does throughout the world.  There are indeed thousands of children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions that need and deserve the care given by The Smile Train and other international organizations.  More >>>

2009 Daniel Patrick Roby Award For Excellence in Advocacy and Outreach - Jan. 28, 2009
AmeriFace seeks candidates for the inaugural award honoring Daniel Patrick Roby
Reno, NV – AmeriFace announces the inaugural Daniel Patrick Roby Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Outreach which will be presented in a June ceremony in Roby's Iowa hometown with the Roby family in attendance. The recipient of the award will also be honored at the Daniel Patrick Roby Award Luncheon during July at the 2009 North American Craniofacial Family Conference to be held in Las Vegas.  The Daniel Patrick Roby Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Outreach program was developed to honor the memory of Dan Roby and his commitment to the craniofacial community and the AmeriFace mission and programs.   More >>>

Nevada First Lady Celebrates Rebranded Nonprofit Organization: AmeriFace - Dec. 10, 2008
Ribbon Cutting at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce with Dawn Gibbons
Las Vegas, NV – Join Nevada First Lady Dawn Gibbons and AmeriFace Executive Director Debbie Oliver for the ribbon cutting ceremony that kicks off the rebranding campaign for AmeriFace, a national nonprofit organization based in Las Vegas.   The event will be held at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce on December 16, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. located at 6671 Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119.  More >>>
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