April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and Arbutus North Dental is proud to be taking part in the Bubble Challenge for oral cancer.
What is the Bubble Challenge?
Many oral cancer patients are no longer able to blow bubbles, because they may have had their mouths reconstructed or had their teeth, palates, or part of their tongues removed. This is the reality for thousands of Americans. The number of people who are being diagnosed with oral cancer each year is steadily increasing. It is estimated that in 2016, there will be 60,000 new cases of oral cancer in the United States. With a mortality rate of approximately 50%, oral cancer kills roughly one American every hour. The Bubble Challenge is a way to raise awareness and show support to those who have oral cancer and cannot blow a bubble.
How To Participate In the Bubble Challenge
Step 1: Post a video or photo to social media of you blowing a bubble for those who can’t. Invite your friends and family to join you!
Step 2: Share your post with us by tagging Arbutus North Dental in your photo or video. Let us know if you are blowing your bubble for a friend or loved one.
Step 3: Challenge at least 3 of your friends and family members to join in on the challenge and blow a bubble for a cause!
Step 4: Schedule an appointment for an oral cancer screening with Arbutus North Dental. Your dental professionals are able to detect early signs of oral cancer and provide you with knowledge about what increases risk of oral cancer.
Step 5: Donate to The Oral Cancer Cause Inc. This organization’s purpose is to improve the quality of life for oral cancer patients through financial support. Visit their website to make a donation.
Regular screening for the early signs of oral cancer is critically important to avoid serious, life-threatening consequences down the road. Schedule your next appointment for an oral cancer screening by calling Arbutus North Dental at 604-256-1455.
We look forward to seeing your Bubble Challenge photos or videos!