Filipina beauty queen Catriona Gray made her birthday more meaningful by raising over Php 100,000 to provide children with cleft palate their much-needed surgeries.
The 4th Pinay Miss Universe titlist expressed her gratitude for the pouring support from her followers who responded to her January 6th birthday fundraising call.
It can be recalled that the 26-year-old singer and noontime show host asked supporters to help her birthday wish come true – to raise Php500K for the surgery of 36 children with cleft. She may not have reached her target amount, but Gray is more than grateful for the people who shared their hard-earned money to her cause.
On her Instagram account, Catriona shared her photo with a child in a hospital and announced in her post: “My birthday fundraiser www.gogetfunding/catrionagivesasmile has raised over P100K for @smiletrainph!!
“That’s enough to give free, life-changing surgery to 8 children born with cleft and give them a smile for 2020!”
The advocate of children’s welfare and education also said that the Fundraiser is still open and will continue to be open to anyone who could send their donations for the Smile Train mission.
“Thank you everyone who has given so far,” Catriona added.
Aside from her service as spokesperson of charitable organizations, Catriona is writing her upcoming book “Conquering Your Universe” and is pursuing a career in music now that her Miss Universe reign has ended.
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