Each year, thousands of our myFace friends gather together - online and in person - to raise support and critical funding for the craniofacial community at Races for Faces.
Historically held as an in-person 5k walk, Races for Faces went virtual in 2020 to help keep our communities safe.
And thanks to your overwhelming support for last year’s virtual event from across the country, Races for Faces will continue to include virtual participation in 2021 and beyond!
STEP 1 - Sign up now to start your Races for Faces campaign
The earlier you begin, the easier it’ll be to compete in raising support for people with craniofacial differences. And it’s super easy to get your campaign started.
STEP 2 - Set a Goal
Setting an individual fundraising goal, whether $200 or $2,000, gives you something to work towards and it helps show your supporters how they’re part of helping you succeed. And we’ll help you with all the tools you’ll need to reach your goal!
STEP 3 - Share Your Story
Races for Faces is about this amazing community coming together to support one another and others with craniofacial differences. Whether you’re part of the craniofacial community, family or friends, or advocates for kindness and love for everyone, use your campaign page to share why supporting people with craniofacial differences is important to you.
STEP 4 - Get Engaged & Let’s Fundraise
When you register, you’ll get a Races for Faces Organizing Kit with drafted emails, social media posts, and messages you can share with your friends and family to reach your goal.
Let’s get started by registering you right now!
You can help provide access to comprehensive care, education and support craniofacial patients and families need to lead full and productive lives!
AngelJayce and Family
Scarlett Carson and Family
Every hour a child is born in the United States with a craniofacial condition. 95% of them will undergo multiple surgeries and long-term medical care throughout their childhood and into their adult life. Each year, the faces of another 100,000 individuals are disfigured through accident or disease.
Having a facial difference can impede the basic functions a child needs to survive and grow, such as eating, hearing, and vision. Patients not only have to deal with the physical effects of their condition, but the challenging emotional impact as well, which can often result in feelings of isolation, discrimination, and low self-esteem.
Your support has a direct impact on the work we do and the patients and families we help. Changing their faces – and transforming their lives – forever.
myFace is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the faces - and transforming the lives - of children and adults with facial differences. For 70 years, myFace has been dedicated to changing the faces - and transforming the lives - of children and adults with facial differences by providing access to holistic comprehensive care, education, resources, and support that pave the way for better outcomes.
Through the support of the myFace Center for Craniofacial Care at NYU Langone Health, myFace ensures that individuals and families have access to state-of-the-art, personalized team care.
myFace also provides direct services that meet the day-to-day needs of the craniofacial community, including peer-led support groups, delivery of craniofacial newborn care kits, complimentary flights, and housing for out-of-town families seeking treatment in NYC.
In addition, myFace provides access to education through topic-specific webinars, workshops, online resources, and content, and strives to raise critical public awareness about craniofacial differences through programs such as its Wonder Project which helps to educate others on the importance of celebrating uniqueness and always choosing to be kind.
myFace aims to provide individuals and families with the care, tools, and information they need to successfully navigate their journey and let them know they are never alone.
Learn more by visiting myFace.org