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Our Mission

The Foundation for Faces of Children is dedicated to improving the lives of children with craniofacial differences, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and other head and facial differences. Our mission is to provide patients and families with the most accurate, up-to-date, and accessible information about facial differences, and to advocate for the best care possible for children with facial differences.

We achieve this by collaborating with leading specialists, endorsing the team approach to care and partnering with individuals and organizations with similar goals. We are a not-for-profit organization entirely supported by private donations, grants, and fund-raising initiatives.

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Craniosynostosis, Explained

The cranium is composed of 5 major bones separated by 6 major seams called sutures. The early closure of any of these sutures, which occurs in one out of approximately every 2,200 births, can lead to abnormal growth patterns of the head as the brain expands in ways it was not meant to. This condition, called craniosynostosis, can lead to an abnormal shape of the head, and in some children it can even affect normal brain development. For this reason, surgical repair of this condition is often recommended.

Watch our NEW Video on the Latham Appliance!

Our NEW video: A Guide for the Latham Appliance for Parents of Infants with Cleft Lip and Palate is now available on our YouTube channel and our Videos page under the For Parents and Families section of our website.

2018 Summer Newsletter

FFC's 2018 Summer issue of Facing the Future is now available online! See what we have been up to and have in store for the next few months.

Meet our 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Meet the 4 Scholarship Recipients for this year.  A short bio has been added to our website.  We'll be celebrating their achievements this Saturday 6/23 at the Embassy Suites!

FFC’s Latham Video Premieres June 23, 2018!

Join us for the premiere screening of the Latham Video at the scholarship awards on June 23, 2018 in Waltham, MA. And tell others about the video — other parents, families and professionals will be deeply gratified to see how far these children progress.

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Upcoming Events

Every year the Foundation for Faces of Children organizes and executes several social and fundraising events to support the programs offered to families and children.

Lowell Spinners Game

August 19 @ 5:35 pm - 8:00 pm

Paces for Faces Walk and Family Picnic

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm