TWO MOORS WAY CHARITY CHALLENGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST 2012

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE:   

  • FOUNDER OF THE MOUTH CANCER FOUNDATION – DR VINOD JOSHI
  • WALKER – PAUL KELLY

PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE:

  • PAUL KELLY & DANIELLE WOOTTON

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A Dorset walking duo is planning to walk Two Moors Way in Devon over an eight-day period starting on 1st September 2012 in order to raise much needed awareness and funds for the country’s leading mouth cancer charity, the Mouth Cancer Foundation.

Weymouth based dentist Paul Kelly, 49, and university lecturer Danielle Wootton, 48, have decided to take on a challenge and walk over 100 miles across Exmoor and Dartmoor as they feel passionate about raising awareness of issues related to mouth cancer. The cause is especially important for Danielle who has lost a very close relative to this disease.

Although neither Paul nor Danielle are long-distance walkers, they have been training hard in order to improve their fitness levels. They are also working on their navigation skills as part of the route is described as unwaymarked open moorland.

Paul says “As a Dentist I am only too aware of the importance of knowing and raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer.  This walk will be a considerable achievement for us both to complete. We have read blogs of others who have done this walk and had nothing but rain day after day. We hope that doesn’t happen to us.”

The Founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Dr Vinod Joshi says “We are grateful to Paul and Danielle 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 Paul and Danielle, please visit http://www.mycharitypage.com/paulkelly. 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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