News & Press:

C.S. Mott Patients Pampered at Ann Arbor Salon (3/6/2014)

"Hoops For Humanity" Event Nets More Than $4k for Craniofacial Association (3/7/2014)

Student brings touch of "Wonder" to Dolsen, Hardy Students (Peter Dankelson, Wonder) (2/18/2014)

Fuz Mutant Mice Reveal Shared Mechanisms between Ciliopathies and FGF-Related Syndromes (Cleft Palate) (6/24/2013)

Evansville man encourages students to "choose kind," build friendships with those who are different (Scott Guzzo) (10/10/2013)

Little Boy Raises Awareness About Brother's Condition (Treacher Collins) (10/9/2013)

Rachael Living with a Bilateral Cleft Lip & Palate (10/4/2013)

Natalie Merlo (Crouzon) (9/23/2013)

Full Circle (Emily Paulson) (9/9/2013)

Medford eighth graders honor those with craniofacial differences (Daniel Pfeiffer/Wonder/Lentil) (8/5/2013)

Rescued pup with cleft lip helps kids overcome facial differences (7/9/2013)

Lentil, Puppy Born With Cleft Palate, Helps Kids Overcome Facial Differences (VIDEO) (7/5/2013)

Cleft-lip puppy counsels kids with facial differences (7/5/2013)

Health Minute News about Lentil (7/2/2013)

Endearing pooch Lentil helps kids with facial differences (7/2/2013)

Student brings touch of "Wonder" to Power Upper El (6/1/2013)

Wonder, the book: Choose to be kind (4/24/2013)

Perfect First Pitches (4/22/2013)

Special Team (Chy Johnson/Anti-Bullying)(11/1/2012)

Encouraging news about William Thompson

Craniofacial Acceptance Month-Congressional Record-112th Congress

Cranberry Film Festival to Celebrate Differences, Raise Money for Children's Craniofacial Association

Celebrating Differences: Cranberry Cinemas Employee Hosts Film Festival for Craniofacial Awareness

Beyond the Face is a Heart: Craniofacial Acceptance Month

September is Craniofacial Acceptance Month

Fibrous dysplasia a disease very few people know about

LH Today visits with April Gorman

Surgery transforms Henry's face, health

Little Boy Struggles Through Life

Mother tries to bring awareness to craniofacial conditions

MyFox Dallas - "Search Engine Raises Money for Charity"

Golf Tournament Supports Children's Craniofacial Association

Chocolate Festival Benefits Children’s Craniofacial Association


Calendar of Events

August 28

Seth's Stride

Canton, OH

Stacey Horne –


September (entire month)

12th Annual Craniofacial Acceptance Month


Toll-free:       800.535.3643

Dallas area:   214.570.9099


September 9

9th Annual Links of Love Golf Tournament

Fireewheel Golf Park

Garland, TX

Toll-free:       800.535.3643

Dallas area:   214.570.9099


September 10

Reagan's Rally/Walk for CCA

Deerasic Park

Cambridge, OH

Ashley Daugherty –


September 10, 11 AM-1 PM, TEXAS (DFW) PICNIC

Sandy Lake Amusement Park

1800 Sandy Lake Road

Carrollton, TX 75006


Please bring a sack lunch. Drinks and cookies will be provided. Admission is $2 per person, children 3 and under are free.

RSVP by September 1st.

Toll-free:       800.535.3643

Dallas area:   214.570.9099


September 10, 1 PM, NEW JERSEY PICNIC

The Merrill Family's Home

16 Gallant Fox Road

Tinton Falls, NJ 07724


Lunch and drinks will be provided

RSVP by September 1st.

Gary Merrill –


September 11, Noon-3 PM, MICHIGAN (Ann Arbor) PICNIC

Mott Children’s Hospital

Craniofacial Acceptance Month Picnic

Marsh View Meadows Park Pavilion

300 E. Textile Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Please RSVP by September 2nd.
Coreen Abston -


September 17, 10 AM, CALIFORNIA PICNIC

Alpine Woods Lodge

939 Alpenweg Drive

Big Bear, CA 92314


Please contact for details.

RSVP by September 8th, Courtney Vysocky –


September 18, 2 PM, DELAWARE PICNIC

Carpenter Recreation Area @ The White Clay Creek State Park

880 New London Rd.

Newark, DE


Family, Friends, Teachers and Medical Professionals are encouraged to attend!

$4 entry fee for in-state vehicles, $8 for out-of-state

Bring a dish to share, beverages will be provided

RSVP by September 7th.

Gretchen Emery -


September 18

Paint Nite to Benefit CCA

Summit Steak House, (Four Points Sheraton)

San Jose, CA

Deena Dyson –


September 24, 1-4 PM, MICHIGAN (Livonia) PICNIC

Ben Celani Pavilion at Bicentennial Park

35400 7 Mile Rd.

Livonia, MI 48152


Please bring a dish to share and your own drinks.

RSVP by September 15th, Kellie Dowd –


September 24, 2 PM, GEORGIA PICNIC

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Picnic Shelter #2

122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd.,

Rising Fawn, GA


Fried chicken and drinks will be provided, please bring a side dish to share.

RSVP by September 17th.

Casey Deakins -


December 3, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM

CCA Holiday Party–Midwest

Brat Stop/Parkway Chateau

Kenosha, WI

Toll-free:       800.535.3643

Dallas area:   214.570.9099


December 10, 10 AM-Noon

CCA Holiday Party–Dallas

Southfork Ranch

Parker, TX

Toll-free:       800.535.3643

Dallas area:   214.570.9099


State Funding Assistance

Check out our page on state funding and grants!

You might qualify for state funding to subsidize your retreat expenses. Most states have funds available for families attending educational meetings. In many of these instances, CCA’s Craniofacial Symposium which kicks off the retreat weekend meets these qualifications. Check the agencies in your state to see if you qualify.

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Children's Craniofacial Association
is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. CCA's mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. Nationally and internationally, CCA addresses the medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions.

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