SMALL CHARITY RAISES A WHOPPING £40000 FROM 10 KM WALK

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY 2013

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 Today, the UK’s leading mouth cancer charity, the Mouth Cancer Foundation, is excited to announce that its 7th annual FREE Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk,   which took place in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 22nd September 2012, raised a staggering £40,000.00.

 The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk has been designed to increase awareness and generate much needed funds to allow the charity to provide support for mouth cancer patients and carers.

Last September almost 800 people travelled to the capital to walk 15,000 steps it took to complete a 10 KM course. Together they celebrated survivorship, remembered lost dear ones and had fun. There were medals, T-shirts and goodie bags for everyone who took part. 

 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 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.”

 The charity is indebted to all the fundraisers who came out to support the walk and looks forward to seeing them again in 2013.   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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