Students from the Foothill College Dental Hygiene Club have organized the second annual Foothill College Oral Cancer Awareness Walk, a fundraiser for oral cancer research and awareness programs, Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon on the rubberized track at the Foothill College Stadium in Los Altos Hills. Drop in for a few laps or stay for the whole walk. Each lap is one-quarter mile. Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to register for the event.
Parking Lot 1 provides easy access to the stadium. Parking is $3. Refreshments and prizes will be provided for participants. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to support the prevention, education and advocacy work of the Oral Cancer Foundation.
Walk entry fees are $30; $15, children ages 6-10. Registration is free for oral cancer survivors, patients, and children under age 5. If you're not able to participate in the April 13 event, you can still contribute. All donations are accepted and appreciated.
To register for the walk and/or make a contribution, access http://donate.oralcancer.org/event/foothill2013.
Every day more than 100 people in the U.S. alone are diagnosed with oral cancer, with the fastest growing number of cases occurring in young people who are non-smokers. Sadly, many cases are discovered in advanced stages, resulting in a mortality rate of 45 percent within five years. Early detection increases survival rates to 80-90 percent.
The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) is a national public service, non-profit entity that saves lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy and patient support activities. Learn more at www.oralcancerfoundation.org.
Please make your personal check payable to the Oral Cancer Foundation (include Foothill College Walk for Oral Cancer Awareness on your check’s memo line) and mail to Foothill College Dental Hygiene Clinic, Walk for Oral Cancer Awareness, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599. For more information, e-mail event organizer Cathy Draper at DraperCatherine@foothill.edu; visit the Foothill College Dental Hygiene Clinic (Room 5312) or call (650) 949-7335.