November is Mouth Cancer Action Month run by The British Dental Health Foundation. The aim of the campaign is to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by raising awareness of the risk factors, signs and symptoms, whilst encouraging people to discuss them with their dental professional.
On Wednesday 19th November, Patient Plan Direct will be hosting a ‘Blue Wednesday’ which will involve a ‘dress in blue’ day amongst other activities. In the run up to the day they will be working hard to fund raise and reach their goal of £1,000 before the 19th November.
If they hit the target before the 19th then Simon Reynolds, Commercial Director of PPD, has personally promised to come to work wearing nothing more than some skimpy shorts and full blue body paint – something like this but without the muscles and with a bit more hair…
This is a fun way to support a very worthy cause within dentistry, with the aim to raise awareness of mouth cancer and the risks it represents, a disease which has increased by 50% in the last decade.
If you would like to contribute to Blue Wednesday and Mouth Cancer Awareness then make a donation via our Just Giving page.
For more information about the cause get in touch on 0845 287 3051.