On Sunday, April 19, 2015, 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 10th Annual Oral Cancer Walk.

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On Sunday, April 19, 2015, 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 10th Annual Oral Cancer Walk.  This year’s participants will walk in Brooklyn to raise awareness of oral and pharyngeal cancer, a disease that kills over 8,000 American men and women each year.  The key to survival is awareness, prevention, and early detection.  If detected in its earliest stages, oral cancer is easily treated.

Last year’s NYC Oral Cancer walk was the most successful one to date, attracting more than 600 walkers and raising over $60,000.  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 at the end of the walk 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 11am.

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Sunday, April 19, 2015
  • 9:00 am Registration: Commodore Barry Park, Flushing Avenue, corner of Navy St, Brooklyn 11211. (visit the NYU Oral Cancer Walk's website for directions and transportation) Maps of the walk route (approximately 4 miles) will be distributed during registration.
  • 10:00 am Welcoming Ceremonies
  • 11:00 am Walk begins

Registration is $30 per walker; $25 if you register in advance online at www.oralcancerwalknyc.org First 750 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.

Follow the event on Facebook and share your photos at #OCWNYC

Contributing sponsors and participants include:  Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Columbia, Stony Brook, Rutgers, students from other chapters of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA), participants from the Oral Cancer Foundation and the Oral Cancer Consortium.

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.

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