An oral health initiative which aims to act as a spearhead for oral health education and awareness in the United Kingdom
A campaign aiming to raise awareness and address the devastating affect mouth cancer has on so many lives. Almost 7,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with the disease every year, which has increased by more than a third in the last decade alone. Early detection is vital so spread the messages and ultimately save lives.
Moveit4Smiles walk leader Christina Chatfield invites you to grab your friends and join our fund-raising walk through the beautiful Brighton & Lewes Biosphere. This stunning landscape offers a unique blend of town, downs and coast through the South Downs National Park, in a walk which promises to be fun for everyone.
Organise an event
We are asking you to move it, we don’t care how you do it – all we care about is the why…you are helping to fight mouth cancer. That’s why we want you to WALK YOUR WAY. Get from A to B in any way you want to. Walk, swim, cycle, run, dance, skate – involve local community, raise awareness and donations!
Join an event
Don’t have time to organise an event but are still passionate about oral health? If this is the case then why not join one of the amazing events which our incredible supporters have already arranged. What better way to show your support of the campaign, have fun, get fit and meet loads of people with the same passion.
Passionate about oral health and wellbeing?
It was the vision of dental hygienist Christina Chatfield, who walked from Kirriemuir in Scotland, to Brighton….
A journey which took her through 32 towns and cities, walking a total of 532 miles. After the highly successful pilot, the newly named campaign, Moveit4Smiles, will take place in 2015.
Moveit4smiles will encourage anybody with a passion for raising awareness of important health issues to organise charity walks, swims, runs or bicycle rides.
Building partnerships and working alongside other nearby health teams and voluntary organisations. And forging closer relationships within local communities. That will result in direct education delivered to those who need it most.
Survival rates based on late diagnoses
SURVIVAL RATES BASED ON early DIAGNOSES
Increase of mouth cancer cases in the last decade
Never heard of mouth cancer