6th Annual VCU SNDA Oral Cancer Walk

Saturday April 11, 2015
Richmond, VA US 23219
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2015 SNDA Oral Cancer Walk

Start Time: 9:00am EDT
End Time: 12:00pm EDT
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Parking should be readily available around the Byrd Park area. Registration for the walk will begin at 9:00am. Registration will conclude around 9:30. The walk will begin at 10:00am and conclude 2 miles later at the same location. If you have any questions feel free to contact Brandy Edmonds at
600 S. Boulevard (Swan Lake at Byrd Park)
Richmond, VA US 23219

VCU Student National Dental Association hosts its Oral Cancer Walk annually to raise awareness for oral cancer. Funds generated from the walk are donated to VCU Philips Institute of Oral Health Research. The Philips Institue of Oral Health Research has been the major focus of oral and dental research in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.

Approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014. This includes those cancers that occur in the mouth itself, in the very back of the mouth known as the oropharynx, and on the exterior lip of the mouth. This is the fifth year in a row in which there has been an increase in the rate of occurrence of oral cancers, in 2007 there was a major jump of over 11% in that single year. There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16), a newly identified etiology, and the same one which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. Be a part of the solution.

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