On World Oral Health Day, Straumann UK announced their 2018 Charity Bike Ride in aid of the Mouth Cancer Foundation at the Look Mum No Hands! Cycle Cafe in London….

The evening consisted of both educational and emotional talks from Krishan Joshi (Trustee and co-founder of the Mouth Cancer Foundation) highlighting the importance of their work, along with insights into the human cost of mouth cancers from the charity’s ambassadors Pat Jones, who sadly lost her daughter Clare to the disease in 2007 and Stuart Caplan, who has survived tongue cancer. Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon Mahesh Kumar and Restorative Dentistry Consultant Richard Porter used elucidated medical examples and statistics from their everyday experiences of treating patients with mouth and neck related cancers.

September 2018 will see the fourth season of the Straumann Charity Bike Ride in aid of this year’s chosen charity, the Mouth Cancer Foundation. Building on the successes of previous years which raised a total of over £150,000, this year’s ride is bigger than ever with 70+ riders embarking on a 500-mile route in five days from picturesque Lake Garda to Rome.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting those suffering from or at risk of mouth cancer, throat cancer and other head and neck cancers, as well as providing assistance and information on living with mouth cancer for families, friends and carers.

Please take the time to watch the following video on how to check yourself for signs of Mouth Cancer:

Mouth cancer survivor Stuart Caplan comments: “I survived mouth cancer even though it took two years to be diagnosed. There is a lot of work to be done to raise awareness of all types of mouth cancer and to help patients and their support network live with it and manage it and its effects in the long term.”

Speaking about this year’s forthcoming challenge, Dr Richard Porter (BSc, BDS, MFDS RCS, FDS (Rest Dent)) says: “Oral cancer can devastate lives. Riding alongside like-minded dentists to raise funds to help prevent and cure mouth cancer is an incredible opportunity to truly improve patients’ lives.”

Our intrepid group of 2018 riders are hoping to smash last year’s total and raise over £100K. Powered by the generous support of sponsors, CloserStill Media, George Warman Publications, Manan Ltd., Milkshake Dental Marketing, Nest Studios and NSK UK, their aim is to raise vital funds for this important charity and to raise awareness of mouth cancer in the UK to help stop it in its tracks.

 

Help this year’s riders raise their target of £100K by donating at www.straumannbikeride.com/donate or find out more information about the ride and the Mouth Cancer Foundation at www.straumannbikeride.com. Buy 2018 merchandise at www.straumannbikeride.com/store.


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