Jimmy Pardo and 'Never Not Funny' Host 4th Annual Pardcast-a-Thon Fundraiser for Smile Train, 11/23
Jimmy Pardo, Never Not Funny, Pardcast-a-Thon, Smile Train, Matt Belknap, Pat Francis
In addition to "Never Not Funny," Jimmy Pardo hosts the Nerdist YouTube Channel web series "Write Now!" and the backstage celebrity interview series "The Pardo Patrol" for TeamCoco.com. He also opens for Conan O'Brien at "Conan" tapings.
Matt Belknap is the Editorial Director of aspecialthing.com and the co-founder and President of the comedy record label AST Records.
Smile Train's mission is to provide a child born with a cleft the same opportunities in life as a child born without a cleft.
Every day, Smile Train provides more than 320 free cleft surgeries. These surgeries not only provide the precious gift of a smile, but also, a second chance at life. Smile Train was founded in 1999 and has become the world's largest cleft charity with over 2,300 partner surgeons operating in over 1,100 partner hospitals and has helped children in over 80 countries.
Unlike many charities that do many different things, Smile Train's mission is focused on solving a single problem: cleft lip and palate.
Every year more than 170,000 children are born with cleft lips and palates in the developing world. Each one can be helped with corrective surgery that costs as little as $250.
Clefts are a major problem in developing countries where more than a million children are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly, aren't allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives filled with shame, isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor - too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades.
Smile Train wants its mission to be yours.
For additional information on the organization and how to get involved, visit www.smiletrain.org.