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Oral cancer survivors raising awareness to all ages

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Mark the calendar for Sept. 23 as the Hawaii Oral Cancer Foundation is hosting the 4th Annual Oral Cancer Foundation Fun Run/Walk to raise awareness and support research. Oral cancer survivor [...]

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month 2023

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 29, 2023 /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 [...]

Honoring Our Dad’s

The core structure of Dawn’s family dissolved when her dad Arthur died from oral cancer. They still question, ‘What if his cancer was diagnosed earlier?’ Dawn chaired the Dallas Oral Cancer Foundation Walk for [...]

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 2023. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]