How incredibly fast time goes by! It seems like it was yesterday when the first edition of our project #10ThousandSmiles was taking place. Back then we gave 5,000 swim with dolphins programs to 5,000 Mexican children who donated toys to give-away on April the 30th –Childrens Day on Mexico— to little children in state of vulnerability and/or pobertty.
Now, of course, we had overcome expectations; 10,000 is only a number because reality represents much more than that, like the happiness of thousands of people involved in this beautiful event: children, parents, Dolphin Discovery collaborators’, communication media and the community in general. There were a lot of people happily helping.
This year we aggregate something else to #10ThousandSmiles, over the swim with dolphins program in exchange of toys we also decided to support the nonprofit association “Aqui Nadie Se Rinde” (No one surrenders in here), who every single day puts the most significant effort fighting against pediatric cancer. We are donating about 1.5 million—Mexican pesos— to that nonprofit association. On this manner and with your help we’re bringing happiness to a lot of people.
On April 26, we received thousands of kids in our Dolphin Discovery locations. The kids that had donated a toy had swim with dolphins and had a day full recreational activities. Activities like: ecology talks, face-painting, the clowns show, Sea Lions and manatees talks, just to name a few. We are really glad of seeing people’s participation and we are looking forward for having them and you again next year for making #10ThousandSmiles the Happiest Event of the year.