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The Oral Cancer Awareness Foundation 
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The Oral Cancer Consortium members include metropolitan healthcare institutions and professional societies in the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. The goal of the Consortium is to raise awareness about oral cancer and the importance of prevention and early detection.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) is a self-help nonprofit organization involved in the development of programs of support. As such it can have an enormous positive impact on meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring and promoting physical and emotional health. SPOHNC is dedicated to raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients.

The Mouth Cancer Foundation was established in June 2004 to be a professional support organization solely dedicated to supporting people with mouth, throat and other head & neck cancer face the crisis of cancer. It gained charitable status (registered charity No. 1109298) in May 2005. Support, can be a vital component of the healing process for head and neck cancer patients. It can have an enormous positive impact in meeting the psychosocial needs of patients as well as preserving, restoring, and promoting physical and emotional health.

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities.

Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (THANC)

T.H.A.N.C. is committed to supporting research and education in the early detection and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer, to advancing new therapies, and to alleviating the suffering and functional impairment of patients who undergo treatment.


Grind for Life

Grind For Life, Inc was founded by life-long skateboarder Mike Rogers, after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. He endured a 17 hour surgery a cranial-facial resection with a brain-lift, removal of his eye, cheekbone, and half of the roof of his mouth and some of his teeth. He beat cancer once as a pre-teen, and again 25 years later. Mike beat the odds and is skateboarding competitively again.

The mission of the Grind For Life organization is to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. In addition, they educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery (including Dr. Larry Hamburg after his Stage IV diagnosis). Those who qualify may request assistance for travel and lodging expenses, meal, and personal needs. 


Grind For life also sponsors a skateboard team (including Ryan Hamburg) to perform at these events to keep the spirit of skateboarding alive.


Become a Partner

If you are interested in becoming a partner and be sponsored in our annual program please inquire here: