AboutFace

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AboutFace is a Canadian registered charity founded in 1985.[1] AboutFace is the only Canadian charity dedicated to providing support and programs to individuals with facial disfiguration, and their families.[2]

Since its creation, AboutFace has aided individuals with a facial disfigurement via a network of cleft, craniofacial and specialty teams and clinics. Following initial treatment, it offers an ongoing system of speakers, presenters[3] and camps[4] for youth, ages 10 to 18, who have a facial difference. The overall educational program was created by Paul Stanley,[5] of the rock band Kiss, who was born with an ear deformity.

AboutFace has since gained chapters and is mentioned in US government resource lists.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Database record in Revenue Canada – Reg. No. 12676 1410 RR0001
  2. ^ "History and Milestones". Retrieved 14 Aug 2011. 
  3. ^ PILEGGI, ANNA. "Article – making faces". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 14 Aug 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kids with facial disfigurements confront cruelty with courage". Canada.com. CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. Sep 5, 2008. Retrieved 14 Aug 2011. 
  5. ^ Dooley, Danette. "only skin deep". The Telegram. Retrieved 14 Aug 2011. 
  6. ^ "Craniofacial Disorders". Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 14 Aug 2011. 
  7. ^ "AboutFace". U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 14 Aug 2011. [dead link]

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