3rd Annual Smile Stand: Lunch for a Cause

Oct 01, 2021 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm

Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710

Supporting Cleft & Craniofacial Research, Education and Patient Care

New contact-less platform, same smiling faces.

Join us on World Smile Day!


We’re back on campus for our 3rd annual event, but instead of our Smile Stands, we’re hosting lunch for a cause. Amazing local vendors—Sushioki, NuvoTaco, Ninth Street Bakery and many more—have partnered with us for a day full of fun! Order your lunch now!

Due to Covid visitor restrictions, lunch is only available to Duke staff, students and those patients and families at Duke with a scheduled medical appointment on Oct 1.

We still need your support for our annual fundraiser! Please consider donating to make our campaign a huge success and ensure future events for everyone to participate in!


Total Raised


Fundraising Goal

Patient Highlight

We are elated to introduce Violet Ake, a Duke patient, who wrote and illustrated our new book “Cleft and Craniofacial Team Days”, now available on Amazon!

In the book, Violet tells kids all about their annual visit with a multidisciplinary cleft and craniofacial team. Her hope is to make Team visits “not scary, but sort of fun.” She even wrote a glossary!

This was an amazing collaboration between a patient, her family, her medical providers and a mission to advocate for and empower people with a cleft and craniofacial background while advancing the research, education and care for these conditions.

Violet has donated 100% of the proceeds from this book to Smile Together and the Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center!!  Get yours today!


We’re actively seeking sponsors to support this year’s Smile Stand. To learn more, please contact us.

2021 Sponsors