‘BARBICAN DENTAL CARE’ NAMED HIGHEST FUNDRAISER FOR THE MOUTH CANCER FOUNDATION

  

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“Everyone at Barbican Dental Care is so pleased and excited to have helped such as a great cause. We hope the money raised will really make a difference.”

Juliette Crabtree, Barbican Dental Care

 Today, a team from Barbican Dental Care was announced as the top fundraisers for the Mouth Cancer Foundation’s 10KM Awareness Walk. The walk, which took place on Saturday, 22nd September 2012 in London’s Hyde Park, is designed to raise much needed awareness of mouth cancer which still remains a relatively unknown disease.

 Team leader Juliette and her colleagues Neil Sikka, Amanda Lenihan, Mark Hughes, Tony Bull, Anna Klongova, Anna Papageorgiou, Mala Kannan, Rob Fallon, Firas Daoudi, Sylvia Gorska, Georgia Tinney, Cristina Kalabis and Anna Maria Florea who all work across Barbican Dental Care practices in Moorgate, Canary Wharf and Baker Street, raised £1820.00 and won a course of ten Reiki sessions courtesy of Nirvana Spirit.  

 The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk in 2012 has raised a staggering £40,000.00 in total.  The Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Dr Vinod Joshi says “The Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk proved to be the most successful ever in 2012.  The profit from the walk, after costs, will be ploughed into our latest initiative the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme which will launch in April this year.   This is a brand new initiative which will accredit dental practices who actively prove they regularly carry out thorough head and neck cancer screenings and operate clearly documented referral pathways with a local specialist department.”

 Juliette’s team decided to take part in the walk and support the Mouth Cancer Foundation because as dental workers they understand how important it is to educate patients about the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer and to generate as much awareness as possible about this deadly disease. Neil, one of the team members, also has firsthand experience of how devastating mouth cancer can be after his sister, Anju, lost her battle with throat cancer last year.

 Juliette says “I would encourage anyone to take part in the Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk. You are not only helping a great charity but it’s a fantastic feeling being part of the event. If you can get a team together, you can then encourage each other to keep going and feel a real sense of achievement after.”

 The charity is indebted to all the fundraisers who came out to support the walk.  For more information about the walk, please visit www.mouthcancerwalk.org.

 

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 NOTES TO EDITORS

 

The Mouth Cancer Foundation – www.mouthcancerfoundation.org

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a registered charity no. 1109298. 

 In the UK, nearly 8000 people are diagnosed with Mouth Cancer every year.  Cancers can occur in any part of the mouth, tongue, lips, and adjacent areas like the throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, sinus, and other sites in the head and neck area. In its very early stages, these Mouth Cancers can be easy to ignore.

 Symptoms include:

1. An ulcer or white or red patch anywhere in the mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks

2. A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than 3 weeks

3. A difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue

5. A numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth

6. A feeling that something is caught in the throat

7. A chronic sore throat or hoarseness that persists more than 6 weeks

8. An unexplained loosening of teeth with no dental cause

 More information about Mouth Cancer is available at the Mouth Cancer Foundation web site www.mouthcancerfoundation.org or by emailing info@mouthcancerfoundation.org

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