Lakecity family physician Dr. Stephan de Swardt gave a presentation on Operation Smile at the Alliance Church on April 22. Operation Smile is a fund-raising project to pay for cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for patients in underdeveloped countries. Dr. de Swardt was born with a cleft lip and is spokesperson for Operation Smile which is a humanitarian non-profit organization. The local group hopes to hold local fund-raising events in Williams Lake and has set a goal of raising $24,000 to perform 100 cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for people in developing countries. For more information and to help with the cause contact RN Gabriel Zamorano at gabe.zamarano@gmailcom.