SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading national provider of financing solutions to healthcare professionals, celebrates the halfway point of their inaugural Send A Smile campaign this week. Launched in August, the initiative teams BHG and their healthcare clientele with Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity operating in more than 60 countries. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness and provide free, safe reconstructive surgeries to children and young adults born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
For each loan generated through the Send A Smile campaign, BHG will donate a cleft repair surgery on behalf of their clients. BHG has pledged a minimum of $25,000 and to date, the campaign has provided funding for 18 surgeries.
BHG and Operation Smile also hope that the campaign will help raise awareness and support from within the healthcare community. More than 5,000 healthcare professionals already volunteer with Operation Smile to provide surgeries and training around the world."The Send A Smile campaign provides BHG with a great opportunity to help donate life-changing surgeries to children around the world," said Chris Panebianco, Senior VP of Marketing at BHG. "It also gives us a chance to express our appreciation to healthcare professionals for their continued hard work and sacrifice." The Send A Smile campaign is scheduled to run through July 2013. To learn more about the campaign, please visit www.bhg-inc.com/send-smile. About Operation Smile Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is an international children's medical charity that works in more than 60 countries. More than 5,000 medical volunteers from over 80 countries volunteer with Operation Smile to help improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 3.5 million healthcare evaluations and conducted over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities, as well as patients suffering from burns. To build long-term self-sufficiency in developing countries, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their own local communities, donates medical equipment, and provides year-round medical treatment through Comprehensive Care Centers. About Bankers Healthcare Group, Inc. Since 1992, Bankers Healthcare Group has been providing financing solutions to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. In 2012, Dun & Bradstreet ranked BHG's financial stability in the top 2% of companies in the financial sector. BHG has also been named to Inc. magazine's list of America's fastest growing companies in seven of the last eight years. CONTACT: Pat Harrigan, +1-315-671-4129 SOURCE Bankers Healthcare Group