Walk a total of 10 KM, as many times as you like, on your own or with your family and pets, around the comfort of your own home, garden or local area! The charity is encouraging as many people as possible to take part in this FREE 10 KM sponsored walk between Friday 1st October to Tuesday 30th November 2021. This year we are holding the walk throughout Mouth Cancer Action Month to raise as much awareness as possible and encourage the dental and medical professions, where ever you are in the world, to get behind the event and take part.
Did you know that over 2,722 lives are lost each year in the UK from mouth cancer and worldwide the disease affects around 650,000 per year?
The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk 2021 will be bigger and better than ever. Historically, this annual event has been held in Hyde Park, London with people travelling from all over the country to take part. Given the pandemic, which has swept across the globe, events in 2020 and 2021 are forced to take a different route…quite literally. This is a fantastic opportunity to open up the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk to more people than ever before so this year the Mouth Cancer Foundation is bringing the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk to you.
This is the 16th year of the annual walk, which is the only walk for mouth cancer anywhere in the world. It is designed to increase awareness of mouth and all head and neck cancers. It is also an opportunity to celebrate survivorship and raise funds to continue to support patients, carers and survivors coping with mouth cancer.
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There are over 8,300 new cases of mouth cancer in the UK every year.
The majority of deaths from mouth cancer occur because of late detection, due to a low public awareness of the signs, symptoms, and risks.
Self-checks for mouth cancer take just 2 minutes and could save your life, or someone you know.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation exists to save and improve the lives of patients, carers and survivors, increase awareness and education about all head and neck cancers. We want to make sure that everyone knows about mouth cancer so that cases can be caught earlier and patients are more likely to survive.
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