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Our colleague, Chris Curtis, from the Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Support Group is currently mid-way through a trip visiting top head and neck cancer treatment centres, patients, survivors, families and health professionals in Gran Canaria in Spain, New York, Boston, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts in America. 

The charity and in particular our Founder, Dr Vinod Joshi, are sad to receive news of the death of Professor Crispian Scully, Emeritus Professor Of Oral Medicine of UCL and past Dean and Director of Research and Studies of Eastman Dental Institute.  Professor Scully was a unique individual who significantly impacted upon many aspects of oral health care and allied research and education. 

World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on the 20th March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene to looking after everyone old and young.

  We would like to give a massive shout out to all the wonderful companies who have come on board to support the 12th Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk when it takes place on Saturday 30th September in Hyde Park, London. 

Wednesday 8th March 2017, is national No Smoking Day and as always, our charity is urging everyone to quit smoking or take the first steps to giving up cigarettes for good. Around the world people are coming together on No Smoking Day to encourage everyone who smokes, be it cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco or those who chew tobacco, to give up the habit. 

From today our website, www.mouthcancerwalk.org, is open for registration to take part in the 12th Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk.  The walk will take place at 12:00 on Saturday 30th September 2017 in Hyde Park, London. 

A small UK company, Unitalk has launched ‘Chabble’, a unique communication and translation Licence for tablets and iPads. Chabble will revolutionise the way many people communicate who either have a condition that affects their speech and movement or who simply want to break down language barriers and be understood quickly without the requirement of interpreters.

We are pleased to announce the winners of our biannual Mouth Cancer Foundation Support Group Awards. Headcases, CHANGES and CHANCE – (Coping with Head and Neck Cancer and its Effects), were selected from a number of applications we received from support groups and projects across the UK that work with and support people affected by head and neck cancer.

It’s Valentine’s Day – a national celebration of love recognised around the world.  At the charity we are encouraging you to love yourself enough this year to carry out Bite Back at Mouth Cancer and tell all your family and friends about it as well. 

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