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The Swallows Head and Neck Cancer Charity are providing support boxes for oral cancer patients, with the aim of providing making everyday life a little easier.  Contents of the support boxes are supplied by ‘Friends of the Swallows’

Graham and Irene Swift walked 13.6KM of the Knapp Estate in West Sussex on Saturday 3rd October, launch day of the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk!  It seems that Knapp Estate is the perfect place for a scenic walk with the possibilities of spotting red deer, fallow deer, long horn cattle, Tamworth pigs, Exmoor ponies and nestling storks!

The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk is about completing 10 KM…. Some amazing individuals are taking this further and walking 10 K a day over the two months of the walk…That’s 59 days or 590 KM to be precise!

The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk got off to a great start at the weekend with hundreds of you turning out around your local areas to walk a 10 K.    Earlier this month, Shwetha Willis and 15 of her friends and colleagues walked around Graves Park in Sheffield – keeping a law-abiding social distance between their small groups of course.

‘The disease changed everything about my life and the way I look at the world. I had no idea this cancer existed’ were the words that 28-year-old Nicole Kowalski told a reporter from the Metro newspaper this week.

Sarita Schmidt and her family walked the Chartwell Circular route to increase awareness for mouth cancer on the 12th of October as part of the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk. The family of three trekked through the National Trust trail over a mixture of terrain, but one thing was for certain they had fantastic weather! 

‘Walk for Clare’ is one of the largest teams taking part in the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk.  The team, (made up of Clare Jones’ family), has been walking for 10 days and they have already surpassed their target of walking the 336 miles from Shrewsbury to Hyde Park London.

Mike Baines and his two daughters Saskia and Olivia stepped out along their local beach in Devon in support of our Foundation. 

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, a time when dental practices across the country try to raise awareness of all head and neck cancers.   We have leaflets and posters available FREE of charge for all dental practices, doctors and hospital waiting rooms, schools and pharmacies that wish to display them.

Community Dental Services are bringing their community spirt to our Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk from home! The 22 strong team who religiously participate in our Hyde Park Awareness Walk have adapted and continue to support us despite the changing socio-environment! 

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