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09 February 2023

Amann Girrbach raises over $18,000 in donations for Cleft Kinderhilfe

Tommaso Albonetti


The dental technology company Amann Girrbach has supported the Cleft Kinderhilfe since 2018 in Germany and in Austria since 2019. The company initiated several fundraising campaigns working with dealers and customers. As part of a Christmas raffle by employees and with the support of the company’s top management, an additional check has been relayed in the amount of EUR 17,000 ($18,000 USD) to the Austrian Cleft Kinderhilfe.

Jörg Mayer, CFO of Amann Girrbach, said in a news release that numerous surgical interventions and therapies have already been made possible since the company began its support for Cleft Kinderhilfe. 

Stephanie Günther, board member of the Austrian Cleft Kinderhilfe and an employee at Amann Girrbach, said the project is one that is very close to her heart. 

“We can really make a big difference with this,” she said. “To give an example – in the years 2020 to 2022, more than 150 children were helped thanks to Amann Girrbach. After difficult and sometimes rather paralyzing times due to the pandemic, it is wonderful to be able to get back on track and give as many children as possible the prospect of a future. After all, this is not a mere cosmetic correction, but often a matter of survival for the affected children.”

About the Austrian Cleft Kinderhilfe

The Austrian Cleft Kinderhilfe was founded in 2019 as a partner organization of the German Cleft Kinderhilfe. More than 250 local physicians and therapists in twelve countries are working to provide professional medical care for children with a cleft lip and palate. Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common congenital malformations worldwide.

In many countries, the affected children live on the fringes of society and struggle with stigmatization and major health problems, some of which are life-threatening. The principal treatment procedure is surgery to close the cleft. In the project countries, costs for the surgical procedure average EUR 300. Thanks to the Cleft Kinderhilfe, affected children and their families are given the prospect of a life in health and dignity.

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