CLEAR DENTAL PRACTICE RAISES FUNDS FOR THE MOUTH CANCER FOUNDATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2013

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  • CLEAR DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGER & WALKER – JODIE BEER

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Dental Professionals from Clear Dental Practice in Brixham, Devon are taking part in a 10 KM walk from Paignton Pier to Brixham Breakpoint on Saturday, 12th October 2013 to raise much needed awareness and funds for one of the country’s leading mouth cancer charities, the Mouth Cancer Foundation.

Jodie Beer, 25; Rebecca O’Brien Field, 29; Natalie Pyne, 26; Debbie Prior; Udo Luister; Angelika Luister; Hannah Davies, 24; Rachael Read, 27; George Triantafyllidis, 42; Eda Iglesias, 31; and Lily Triantafyllidis, 41, have decided to take on a challenge and complete a 10 KM route as they feel passionate about supporting the charity. They feel that as a practice they have to educate patients and create awareness about this deadly disease.

Last week they also participated in the Mouth Cancer Awareness Day and opened their doors to members of the public, offering FREE mouth cancer examinations. Jodie says “When you work at a dental practice and see your patients every day, you realise that mouth cancer is very serious and can be life threatening. We want to do something to raise awareness of the disease.”

The Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Dr Vinod Joshi says “We are grateful to the entire team at Clear Dental Practice for raising money for our charity. All funds will go towards helping improve the support for mouth cancer sufferers and their families, as well as highlighting the shocking facts about mouth cancer.”

To sponsor Jodie and her colleagues, please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Cleardental.  Alternatively, go into the practice and fill in a sponsorship form. For more information on the Mouth Cancer Foundation visit www.mouthcancerfoundation.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. 

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a charity solely dedicated to supporting people affected by head and neck cancer.  Support can play a pivotal role in meeting the psychosocial needs of patients. The Mouth Cancer Foundation’s online and telephone support service has given head and neck cancer patients and families the opportunity to articulate the consequences of their cancer journey and communicate their shared experiences. It is vital that the charity continues to provide free accessible information resources and ensure Mouth Cancer Foundation support is provided to those that need them.   

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 website www.mouthcancerfoundation.org or by emailing info@mouthcancerfoundation.org

 

 

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