What Makes the World Smile? Orlando Wants to Know


    


    
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<p>Destination That "Makes You Smile" Launches World Smile Search and 67 <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> Vacations Giveaway</p>
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<p><span class="xn-location">ORLANDO</span>, Fla., <span class="xn-chron">April 21</span> /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the world's premier tourism destinations has decided to prove the axiom, "smile and the whole world smiles with you."  The Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (<span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> CVB) has launched a global search for 67 smiling people who will win a vacation to <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> for World Smile Day on <span class="xn-chron">October 1</span>.  Sixty-seven is the number of days determined to experience the more than 100 attractions <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> offers.</p>
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<p>Winners from around the world will be selected based on written or video submissions sharing how <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> makes them smile.  Whether it's a memory of a past experience or a dream of one yet to come, no <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> smile story is too big or small.  From braving the fastest roller coaster or hitting a hole in one to volunteering to help others, celebrating a 50th anniversary or dreaming of hugging a favorite character, all smile stories are welcome.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> Smile Ambassadors <span class="xn-person">Kyle Post</span> and <span class="xn-person">Stacey Doornbos</span>, best friends from <span class="xn-location">New York City</span> who won last fall's worldwide search to spend 67 days of smiles in <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> enjoying all that the destination offers, will lead this new search for the 67 people.</p>
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<p>Kyle and Stacey officially kick-off Orlando's World Smile Search in <span class="xn-location">New York City</span> on <span class="xn-chron">Friday, April 23</span>.  They will visit cities throughout <span class="xn-location">North America</span>, the UK and <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> through <span class="xn-chron">Sept. 6</span> to encourage smile story submissions.</p>
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<p>"I love watching people smile when they talk about <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> - whether they have ever been here or not. <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> smiles are created by unique and distinctive experiences that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the world," said <span class="xn-person">Gary Sain</span>, president and CEO of the <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> CVB.  "Smiling faces inspired the theme of our worldwide marketing campaign, '<span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> Makes Me Smile.' We thought it would be fun for people to share what it is about the destination that personally brings that smile to their face and then bring people from around the world together to share an authentic <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> smile experience."</p>
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<p>Along the way, the Smile Ambassadors also seek to raise <span class="xn-money">$16,750</span> for the non-profit organization Smile Train, the amount needed to provide 67 smile surgeries for children with cleft lips and cleft palates.</p>
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<p>"We are thrilled to be part of such a fun and worthwhile campaign," said DeLois Greenwood, Vice President, Smile Train.  "We are so grateful to the <span class="xn-location">Orlando</span> CVB for supporting Smile Train.  So many people take for granted the simple act of smiling - something the children that we help are unable to do. For only <span class="xn-money">$250</span> and in less than 45 minutes, Smile Train truly gives children a second chance at life."</p>
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<p>Smile story entries may be submitted now through <span class="xn-chron">September 6, 2010</span> at VisitOrlando.com/smile.  In addition to the official rules and prize details, the site also features the submitted smile stories, Kyle and Stacey's smile search activities and links to make a donation to Smile Train.</p>
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<p>Fans of Orlando's World Smile Search can follow real time updates on Twitter at Twitter.com/SmileSearch or on Facebook at Facebook.com/VisitOrlando.</p>
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    About Smile Train
    
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<p>Smile Train is the world's leading cleft charity with thousands of partners and programs in 76 of the world's poorest countries.  Its mission is to help the millions of children in developing countries who are suffering with unrepaired clefts.  Smile Train provides free cleft surgery to children from poor families and gives children not just a new smile, but a new life.  Now in its tenth year, Smile Train has helped over 580,000 children.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Ana Sidoran or Denise Spiegel, +1-407-354-5586, media@orlandoinfo.com, both of Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. Web Site: http://www.orlandoinfo.com http://www.smiletrain.org

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