Man hit with pies from all sides for hitting mid-year goal

Kansas City, MO – July 2014: International nonprofit Smiles Change Lives (SCL) ended June on a high note ahead of their mid-year goal for the number of children beginning orthodontic treatment. They celebrated with members of the Operations team hitting the Director of Provider Services, Mr. Alexis Barclay in the face with three pies.

“Our goal is to help over 1,000 children in the SCL program begin orthodontic treatment this year,” states Barclay, “I’ll do whatever it takes.”

Smiles Change Lives is a non-profit that connects children from low-income families in need of orthodontic care with orthodontists willing to donate their services.

“To see the transformation these kids go through is what keeps us going. Many of the kids endure years of peer teasing and bullying before they get help, says Tom Brown, board Chair, we have the privilege of seeing them become self assured, confident and often out going individuals as a result of receiving braces. We couldn’t do any of it though if not for the orthodontists that donate their time to helping these kids. It’s a win, win for everyone!”

About Smiles Change Lives:

Smiles Change Lives promotes and provides access to life-changing orthodontic treatment for children from low-income families. Headquartered in Kansas City, the program has treated more than 6,200 children since 1997. With its origin as the Virginia Brown Community Orthodontic Partnership, Smiles Change Lives has emerged as the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified and motivated youth. For more information, visit