2018 年 10 月 22 日
The smile Train (USA) Foundation Beijing Representative Office:
We are deeply saddened and sorry to learn that Mr. Charles B. Wang, the founder of the smile Train Foundation, a famous Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist, has died of illness. We wish to convey to Mr. Charles B. Wang’s family through you the deepest condolences of all members of the Chinese Stomatological Association, the vast number of Chinese patients with cleft lip and palate and their families, as well as all medical workers in the field of oral clefts treatment for Mr. Wang’s tragic death. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family.
Mr Charles B. Wang is one of the most prominent Chinese entrepreneurs in the United States. After the great success of business, he has been repaying the society positively. He invested a lot of money to set up ” The Smile Train Foundation” and other charitable organizations. The smile Train Foundation has funded more than 1 million patients with cleft lip and palate to accept free surgery in 84 countries. Since its entry into China in 1999 with the idea of “teaching people to fish”, the project has set up more than 300 designated cooperative hospitals to perform clefts surgery and speech therapy. And more than 400,000 cleft patients have been founded to be treated free of charge. At the same time, 11 national academic conferences on cleft lip and palate treatment and over 20 regional training courses have been organized, a large number of medical professionals in the field of oral clefts treatment has been trained, which has made great contribution to the improvement of Chinese cleft lip and palate treatment level. The smile train project has become a charitable public welfare project with the longest running time, the largest number of patients and the largest investment in funds in China. The successful operation of the project can not be separated from the care and attention of Mr. Charles B. Wang. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Charles B. Wang has come to China many times, visited project hospitals and patient families, visited the conference site, and discussed the innovative operation of the smile train project in China. His rigorous style, noble character and great personality charm are widely admired by people in the industry. His death was a great loss to China’s philanthropy. We deeply regret the loss of such a friend, we mourn and remember Mr. Charles B. Wang.
Eternal repose to Mr. Charles B. Wang!
Chinese Stomatological Association