NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Operation Smile has been giving people new smiles for 35 years.

The Virginia Beach-based organization is celebrating its 35th anniversary of providing free life-saving surgery to both kids and adults born with cleft lips.

To help celebrate, Operation Smile is holding a gala at The Main in downtown Norfolk.

Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the gala, which is happening on November 17. Individual tickets start at $500.

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