Earlier this month we received some amazing news that The National Lottery Community Fund is  supportting us through Covid-19.  This now means our 15th Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk can still take place.     Our Walk from Home is running from the 3rd October to the 30th of November, to include Mouth Cancer Action Month! 

It is that time of year when we are looking to award grants to reward not for profit organisations working within the head and neck cancer field to help fund their work?   The Charity Project Awards 2020, sponsored by dental implant company Straumann, will award £2000, £1000 and £500 to worthy winners.

It’s  almost 12 weeks since Dental Pracitces were forced to close. That’s roughly the longest time in history that their doors have been shut to the general public. While we understand this move by the government, it does beg the question of how are potential mouth cancer patients are getting diagnosed. 

On the 27th of May Public Health England commissioned a report on oral cancer, with specific focus to incidence, survival and mortality rates in England during the period of 2012 – 2016.

Earlier this year we teamed up with Envisage Dental, to help promote the early detection of Mouth Cancer. Their efforts have enabled us to highlight the 7 step check in both dental waiting rooms and also GP surgeries. Some dental practices will open again from the 8th June, so look out for us once society returns to some ‘normality’!

It’s been nearly 10 weeks now since we have been officially on Lockdown, and for some of us that’s felt like an eternity and for others its flown by. Keeping busy is key to maintaining a positive healthy lifestyle. Exercise, reading, binge watching TV series, cooking and spending quality time with family are just some of the activities that lock down social media has raved about.