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The 19th Anniversary Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk 2024 is taking place in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 21st September. In 2024 the event will take on a whole new look, offering something for all ages and abilities. This event will launch the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk from Home series.

Between Tuesday 1st October and Saturday 30th November 2024 walk as many times as you like on your own or with your family and pets around the comfort of your own area or a location you enjoy. The charity is encouraging as many people and Dental Practices as possible to step out and make a difference during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

  • What is the Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk?
    The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk is the only walk for mouth cancer anywhere in the world. The event is designed to increase awareness of mouth cancer, celebrate survivorship, create an opportunity to meet friends, remember lost dear ones, and also have a fun time! The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk 2024 will take place in Hyde Park on Saturday 21st September, which means once again, people can travel from all over the UK to take part. If London is a step too far, then we are also excited to announce we will still run the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk from Home. This enables even more people to take part and walk a 10 KM route from the comfort of their own home, garden or local area. The charity is encouraging as many people as possible to take part during a 60-day time frame between Tuesday 1st October to Saturday 30th November 2024. If you’re feeling fit you could even do both!
  • Who is allowed to take part?
    The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk is open to everyone of all ages and all levels of fitness, from complete beginners to experienced athletes. Families, friends, and dogs are all permitted to join in!
  • Where can I register?
    We recommend that you register your entry form as soon as possible so we can spread the word!
  • How much sponsorship money do I have to raise?
    Head and Neck Cancer Patients and their families rely on the donations and support of charities such as the Mouth Cancer Foundation so we encourage everyone who takes part to fundraise. Even small donations go a long way to help. There is no minimum sponsorship requirement and there is no maximum – the sky really is the limit. At the very beginning we recommend that you set yourself a target of how much you are hoping to raise in sponsorship as this can help you to focus on your fundraising efforts. And if you exceed your fundraising target then so much the better!
  • Where should I send my sponsorship money to?
    You have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies / donations received by you in connection with the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk are sent to Mouth Cancer Foundation, Larchfield Loft, 2 Larchfield Close, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9DD by 31st December 2024. Alternatively, create your own FREE online fundraising web page so that your sponsorship money can be received directly.
  • What is Mouth Cancer and what are the statistics?
    This is the general term given to the variety of malignant head and neck tumours that develop in the mouth, (oral cavity). The Mouth Cancer Foundation promotes awareness of all head and neck cancers i.e. throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), salivary glands, nose, nasal, sinuses, lips and skin. For Mouth Cancer Facts and Figures visit - https://www.mouthcancerfoundation.org/mouth-cancer-facts-and-figures/ Visit www.mouthcancerfoundation.org for more information.
  • How do I reduce the risk of Mouth Cancer?
    Risk Factors - Tobacco use is considered the main cause of mouth cancer. - Drinking alcohol to excess can increase the risk of mouth cancer four-fold. - Drinkers and smokers are 30 times more likely to develop mouth cancer. - Poor diet is linked to a third of all cancer cases. - The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), transmitted through oral sex, could overtake tobacco and alcohol as the main risk factor within the next decade. - HPV causes 5% of all cancers. - A life style which involves recreational drugs will increase the risk ? - Exposure to the sun Visit www.mouthcancerfoundation.org for more information.
  • What are the top 10 symptoms for Mouth Cancer?
    Visit your dentist or doctor at once if you notice any abnormal problems or are not sure. - A sore or ulcer in the mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks - A lump or overgrowth of tissue anywhere in the mouth - A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, or lining of the mouth - Difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue - Numbness of the tongue or other area of the mouth - A feeling that something is caught in the throat - A chronic sore throat or hoarseness that persists more than 6 weeks - Swelling of the jaw that causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable - Neck swelling present for more than 3 weeks - Unexplained tooth mobility persisting for more than 3 weeks Visit www.mouthcancerfoundation.org for more information.
  • Where do I find out more about Mouth Cancer?
    For more information, visit the Mouth Cancer Foundation website at www.mouthcancerfoundation.org.
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