On Sunday, April 27, 2014, starting at 11am (rain or shine), oral cancer survivors and their families will join dental and nursing students, residents, and faculty of New York University Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing for New York City’s Ninth Annual Oral Cancer Walk. This year’s walk will travel from Manhattan to Brooklyn to raise awareness of oral and pharyngeal cancer, a disease that kills over 8,000 American men and women each year.
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Last year’s NYC Oral Cancer walk was the most successful one to date, attracting more than 600 walkers and raising over $50,000. This year, the goal will be to double both the number of walkers and the funds raised.
NYU's dental office on wheels, the Smiling Faces, Going Places Van, will be on site to offer free oral cancer screenings, which will be provided by NYU College of Dentistry students and faculty with the assistance and support of the dental van program's dental assistant, beginning at 10am.
WHEN & WHERE:
- Sunday, April 27, 2014
- 9:00 am Registration: Tompkins Square Park, 500 East 9th Street Manhattan (check website for transportation) Maps of the walk route (approximately 4 miles) will be distributed during registration.
- 10:00 am Welcoming Ceremonies
- 11:00 am Walk begins. The walk will go over the Williamsburg Bridge and end at Bushwick Inlet Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Registration is $30 per walker; $25 if you register in advance online at www.oralcancerwalknyc.org (plus you get an oral cancer walk bracelet!) First 600 registered walkers will receive free T-shirts with the Oral Cancer Walk logo. Walkers are encouraged to seek sponsorship to cover and exceed their registration cost. Walker pledge forms available at www.oralcancerwalknyc.org. Prizes will be awarded for the walkers or team leaders who raise the most money or have the greatest number of sponsors.
Contributing sponsors and participants include: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Columbia, Stony Brook, students from other chapters of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA), participants from the Oral Cancer Foundation, the Oral Cancer Consortium and QWASI.
About New York University College of Dentistry Founded in 1865, New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is the third oldest and the largest dental school in the US, educating more than 8 percent of all dentists. NYUCD has a significant global reach and provides a level of national and international diversity among its students that is unmatched by any other dental school.