Races for Faces is one of our most important fundraising and outreach events of the year.
It has traditionally been an in-person 5k walk, however, these challenging times call for a new approach, and this year we're taking this event VIRTUAL!
JOIN US on Saturday, September 26 by visiting myface.org/racesforfaces we'll kick the day off with a virtual, live-streamed program starting at 10am ET. Our emcee will be Channel 7 Eyewitness News meteorologist, Jeff Smith. Joining us for a special appearance will be comedian and internet sensation, Sarah Cooper.
You'll also hear from our Races for Faces Grand Marshal families: the Kahns, Murillos, and Ruckers (who will be joining us all the way from Romania)!
You won't want to miss performances by our myFace Stars, Abby, Jahzara and Zian Joy throughout the program.
By coming together in solidarity for this virtual event, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of those with craniofacial differences.
You can participate in myFace Races for Faces by starting a team, joining a team, recruiting friends and family, or by just making a donation.
Recruit friends & family to join your team!
You can get the ball rolling by donating to your own team.
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 nearly 70 years, myFace has worked with patients and families to provide multi-disciplinary, comprehensive care by funding medical, dental, speech, nutrition and psychosocial services.
myFace arranges complimentary flights through our Southwest Airlines’ Medical Transportation Grant Program and housing for out-of-town families in our myFace apartments to decrease the burden and expense of travel while their loved ones receive treatment.
myFace provides other important services such as access to patient and family support groups, workshops, webinars and networking opportunities that offer guidance, counsel and resources for our patients, families and the greater craniofacial community.
Because facial difference can impact the body and spirit so significantly, we always strive to educate others on the importance of empathy, celebrating uniqueness and always choosing to be kind through our public awareness efforts.
Learn more by visiting myFace.org