A look ahead — October is Family Portrait Month

On August 2, 2006 by Aimee

Pure Expressions Photography is a participating studio for the Family Portrait Month in October 2006.

From the Family Portrait Month website…
“During October, participating member studios of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) from across the country are joining together for “Family Portrait Month, a national fund-raising effort to benefit Operation Smile, which helps children who suffer with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

These professional photographers have pledged to contribute a portion of each October Family Portrait Month sale to PPA Charities, which has chosen Operation Smile as its charitable partner.

October is an ideal time for families to have their portraits created, because the holiday season is just around the corner. Few gifts are appreciated as much as portraits of family members.

When families participate in Family Portrait Month, they will change the lives of children who would otherwise face a lifetime of pain and rejection. Each year, Operation Smile, a private, not-for-profit organization with more than 5,000 volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other specialized health care professionals, performs free surgeries on thousands of needy children. In as little as 45 minutes and for a cost of approximately $240, one cleft lip surgery can change a child’s life forever. Each year, more than 100,000 children are born with a facial deformity in Operation Smile’s 23 mission countries. Tens of thousands remain untreated.”

More information will be forthcoming about Family Portrait Month and how you can get involved!

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