Cleft and Craniofacial Camp to Celebrate Awareness Month

Craniofacial CampJuly is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. A number of patients and families who are part of Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center will create awareness together at the center’s annual Craniofacial Camp on Friday, July 18.

Held at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Western New York, the camp allows members of the craniofacial team and families to reunite for a picnic and celebration. In addition to enjoying activities like mini golf and horseshoes, attendees can also take part in water activities, including canoeing, playing on Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, and more.

Take a look at pictures from the 2013 Craniofacial Camp on our Facebook page and stay tuned for some from this year’s event!

IMG_3031The Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital is committed to improving community awareness of cleft and craniofacial conditions and is the region’s only center dedicated to meeting the needs of children born with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial anomalies.

Approximately one of every 600 newborn babies are born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate, making it one of the most common birth defects. Surgery is one of our current priority programs and your gift could help a child born with these common defects. Learn more about how you can make a difference in creating awareness and improving prevention of cleft and craniofacial conditions on the Cleft Palate Foundation website.

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