|Good cause: A charity auction will be held on June 18 in HCM City to raise funds for underprivileged children throughout the country. Photo tintuc.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Vietnamese artists and organisations donated artworks and precious objects to Việt Nam Operation Smile for an auction to be held on June 18 at The Reverie Hotel.
Fifteen paintings by artists Phạm Hoàng Anh, Thân Trọng Dũng, Vũ Công Điền and Olaf Mueller and other objects, such as pearl jewels and Minh Long Ceramic sets, will be auctioned at a gala dinner and charity auction.
The event, themed Old Hollywood Glam-The Walk of Smiles, will revive the nostalgia and glamour of the 1920s and 30s with a live art auction, an entertainment lineup and a gourmet dinner.
Most important of all will be the opportunity to bring new smiles to underprivileged children throughout the country.
For almost three decades in Việt Nam, Operation Smile has helped change the lives of more than 39,000 Vietnamese underprivileged children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate, and has contributed to developing standards for safe surgical care at health facilities in the country. — VNS