West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2017
The staff at Palm Beach Face is proud to announce that their practice founder, Michael Schwartz MD, FACS, will be taking part in the 2017 London Marathon. Set to take place on April 23rd, the London Marathon has a long tradition of raising funds for a variety of charitable organizations. This year, Dr. Schwartz will run as part of team EMPOWER, raising money for the international charity, Smile Train.
Started in 1981 by former Olympic champion, Chris Brasher, and athlete, John Disley, the London Marathon annually hosts more than thirty thousand runners, traveling a 26 mile course around the River Thames. Sponsored by Virgin Money, the long-distance event is part of the World Marathon Majors. As the largest charity race in the world, many of those competing in the London Marathon run to raise funds for local and international causes.
Dr. Schwartz ran his first marathon in 2008, after his father passed away from leukemia. Running for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Dr. Schwartz found raising money through his marathon racing a gratifying way to honor his loved ones while giving back to the community. Since that time, Dr. Schwartz has run in six full and more than 20 half marathons across the United States. The London Marathon will be his first international race.
This year, Dr. Schwartz will run for Smile Train, an international organization, dedicated to helping those children born with a cleft lip or palate. Since 1999, Smile Train has be committed to providing a sustainable approach for cleft correction. While surgery takes less than an hour, and costs about $250 per child, the procedure is often out of reach for families in developing countries. Smile Train has provided doctors, in more than 85 countries, the training and funds needed to perform cleft repair surgery in their own community. These surgeons will then train other physicians to do the same.
As part of the Smile Train 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon team, Dr. Schwartz has already raised $20,000. With donations from more than 90 individuals, Dr. Schwartz is the top fundraiser in the Smile Train team. To date, Dr. Schwartz has raised enough money to provide cleft lip and palate repair surgery for 80 children.
A long-time Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon and ENT Specialist, Dr. Schwartz is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Schwartz completed his General Surgery Residency at New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center and his ENT Residency at Columbia University’s Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.
An esteemed author, speaker and educator, Dr. Schwartz has over 24 years experience as a surgeon. He has extensive training in the latest advancements in facial plastic surgery. Over his decades of practice, Dr. Schwartz has developed his own, innovative techniques for providing some of the most sought-after procedures in the United States, including the rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, face lift, otoplasty and necklift. Dr. Schwartz's’ practice, Palm Beach Face, is also one of Florida’s top providers of cutting-edge, noninvasive techniques, such as Botox and soft tissue fillers.
To get additional details on Dr. Schwartz’ surgical and noninvasive techniques for facial rejuvenation, contact his West Palm Beach office at 561.228.5888. Appointments can be made at the second location of Palm Beach Face, in Boynton Beach, as well. Speak with a patient coordinator about scheduling an in-person or Skype consultation with Dr. Schwartz. Read more about the April’s Virgin Money London Marathon, the international charity, Smile Train and Dr. Schwartz’ marathon fundraising campaign.