Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Edwin & Fannie Gray Hall
Center for Human Appearance

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CHA Events

  • Best Friends Bash (video)

The human-animal connection is a strong one – and never stronger than at the annual Best Friends Bash.  From Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, kids with craniofacial defects and from the Penn Vet School, therapy dogs that have gone through similar procedures, this annual event brings these two together.  It’s happy and warm time for kids and dogs that creates a healing bond.

BEST FRIENDS BASH!!! Saturday, June 3, 2017 video 

  • Day of Beauty

Beauty Day at a local salon gives kids with craniofacial differences to try new hairstyles and makeup.  We all want to look our best and this day offers a unique opportunity.  The kids who participate walk out with renewed confidence and a special feeling.

While reconstructive surgery has long been universally accepted as having value, in cosmetic procedures what was once considered trivial vanity is now seen as reality for some people:  Maintaining and improving appearance and body image is an important part of our quality of life. ~ David B. Sarwer, PhD

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.  ~ Anonymous

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. ~ Jean De La Fontaine

We see things as we are, not as they are. ~ Leo Rosten