About Oral Cancer
In 2013, approximately 46,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer, which includes tongue and throat cancer. If detected in its earliest stages, oral cancer is easily treated with an 80-90% survival rate; however, due to a lack of public awareness, the majority of cases are unfortunately diagnoses in a late stage, which often proves to be fatal. In a continuing effort to increase the awareness of oral cancer and the importance of early detection, free oral cancer screenings will be performed by community dentists on the day of the event to all race participants.
On September 21, 2013, oral cancer survivors and their families will join dental students, residents, and faculty of Marquette University School of Dentistry for the first annual Oral Cancer Walk. This year’s walk will be held on Marquette University’s campus to raise awareness of a disease that kills over 7,000 American men and women each year. More information about SNDA Marquette’s Oral Cancer Walk/Run is available by clicking on the “Event Information” heading above.
Registration begins on June, 1, 2013, and online registration will end on September 19, 2013. Online registration is $20 per adult participant ($10 for children ages 6-10), whereas registration on the day of the event will be $25. Oral cancer survivors may participate for free of charge. More information about registration, waivers, and oral cancer screening information is available by clicking on the “Registration, Waivers, & Screening Information” heading above.
Interested in donating and/or sponsoring SNDA Marquette Presents: 2013 Oral Cancer Walk/Run? More information and registration is available by clicking on the “Sponsors” heading above.