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Running To Feel Her Presence

When Brian Hill noticed a GoFundMe page with a significant amount of money benefiting OCF, he contacted me to capture the #story. Andrew Fabian wanted to raise money in memory of his mother, [...]

The Twinless Twin

Rebecca was the first person Vanessa called when she got the shocking news that she had tongue cancer.  Just as they shared every birthday celebration, they would share the oral cancer journey with Rebecca [...]

Ask A Busy Person to Chair an OCF Walk

When Monica’s Mom’s best friend died from oral cancer, she called OCF and said, “I want to make a difference and chair the OCF walk in Chicago.” Alison Stahl had chaired the walk for [...]

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A Hygienist’s Relationship with Oral Cancer Screenings

Interview by Eva Grayzel with Jill Meyer-Lippert, RDH, Founder and CEO of Side Effect Support LLC, and Co-Chair of the Milwaukee Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness. On YouTube: https://youtu.be/5K8vllWze9M With Eva Grayzel EVA: [...]

Why Did I Get Oral Cancer?

We, humans, want answers! At the very least, give me a plausible explanation for why I was diagnosed with oral cancer. I never smoked, rarely drank alcohol, or used mouthwash with alcohol. I was [...]

Seven Walks and Forever Friendships

Seven Walks and Forever Friendships The Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for Awareness in Bethlehem, PA, became much more than a walk. At our monthly meetings, in addition to discussing the business of the walk, [...]

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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month – 2022

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. , March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the back of the oral cavity and upper throat). Yet if oral [...]

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Jace Cogdill – 2022 Jr. Iditarod Fundraiser

In keeping with our family values of “only taking what one needs, giving back more than you take” this year Jace will be racing to raise awareness and funds for the Oral Cancer Foundation. [...]

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Oral Cancer Answers Podcast with Dr. David E. Levy

The Human Immune System Basics In a time of a Covid pandemic, and the rapid development of several life saving vaccines to address it, the world has seen the possibilities that vaccines offer. But [...]

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month – 2021

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat). Yet, if oral cancer is detected and treated [...]

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VIDEO AAOM Webinar: Oral Cancer Task Force

Our recent collaboration webinar with AAOM is now available for viewing for those that could not attend. VIEW RECORDING The Oral Cancer Foundation is proud to partner with AAOM to promote this valuable [...]

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OCF Founder’s Holiday wish

Brian Hill, OCF Founder/Executive Director and Stage IV Oral Cancer Survivor My wish is that in December this year the Oral Cancer Foundation can count on your help to fund our continued activities in [...]

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OCF Virtual Fundraiser

A normal OCF “in-person” walk event in one city can raise 50k in sponsorships, registrations, and supporter donations of registered walk/run participants. What happens when it becomes a national effort, with the potential participation [...]

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the mouth and upper throat). Yet, if oral cancer is detected and treated early, [...]

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Oral Cancer Answers with Jo-Anne Jones RDH

  The Oral Cancer Foundation has recorded another podcast which is now available for listening. This interview is with someone well known to many here on Facebook, and within the dental industry and RDH [...]

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CDC Webinar 2019

Perspectives on Oropharyngeal Cancer: Scientific Overview, Clinical Expertise, and Personal Experience Every year, over 33,000 men and women are diagnosed with cancer caused by HPV. While cervical cancer is the most well-known [...]

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Yankee Dental Congress – Boston, MA

OCF Booth Number: 2135 Date: JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 2, 2019 The Yankee Dental Congress is New England’s largest meeting for professionals seeking the best dental continuing education, as well as dental products, services, and [...]

CDA Presents the Art & Science of Dentistry – Anaheim, CA

OCF Booth Number: 1588 Date: May 16-18, 2019 Experience the nation’s premier dental convention next spring. Come learn new skills in practice management and clinical care while connecting with the best and brightest in dentistry.Whether [...]

American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) – Louisville, KY

OCF Booth Number: 115 Dates: June 21-23, 2019 ADHA's Annual Conference is the largest, most comprehensive and cost-effective event for dental hygienists in the U.S. ADHA’s Annual Conference is the only conference entirely focused on dental hygienists, [...]

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Shop on Amazon – Support Oral Cancer Research

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Oral Cancer Foundation when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0969026. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile. Click the link - it's that simple :) It doesn't cost you [...]

Giving Tuesday 2019

2019 will be my 20th year at the helm of The Oral Cancer Foundation. Looking back at those years, even with my intimate engagement with the foundation, the many patients that I have come to [...]

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Introducing OCF Answers Podcast

Welcome to Oral Cancer Answers, a production of the Oral Cancer Foundation, where we discuss disease-related issues of interest to patients, survivors, advocates, and medical and dental professionals. Our guests are drawn from a large [...]

OCF Answers Podcast

Oral Cancer Answers, a production of the Oral Cancer Foundation, is where we discuss disease related issues of interest to patients, survivors, advocates, and medical and dental professionals. Our guests are drawn from a large [...]

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Dental associations urge the public to get regular oral cancer screenings, and to self-check between examinations--early detection saves lives! NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every hour, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, someone dies of oral or [...]

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March OCF Newsletter 2018

The Oral Cancer Foundation is proud to announce the official launch of its North American campaign, "Check Your Mouth™". The initiative is built around an interactive website designed to help individuals learn to self-discover suspicious [...]

What does it take to make a difference?

** This is an editorial I wrote about 2005. So some of the numbers in it may be outdated. That does not mean they have changed for the better. I am reflecting on this today [...]

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