Delta Dental of Kansas announces $250,000 grant to support HNC Living programs for head and neck cancer patients We often take for granted how important everyday things are in our lives – talking, chewing, eating and smiling. For the more than 65,000 men and women in the United States who will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer this year, these simple tasks can become a daunting challenge. For many of these patients, the financial challenges they face are as overwhelming as the cancer itself. Therapies, treatments, equipment, which make a major difference in recovery and quality of life [...]
HNC Living continues its commitment to dental care for head and neck cancer patients with a $325,000 grant to the UMKC School of Dentistry. Read the full story here.
In May 2018, HNC Living Foundation hosted its inaugural charity invitational golf tournament in Santa Fe, NM with the proceeds benefitting the HNC Living Foundation Endowment Fund. Twenty-eight players filled out fourteen two-man teams and competed over two days at the picturesque Club at Las Campanas. Players in the event came from Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. “Our foundation continues to be contacted by patients in need well beyond our Kansas City area roots. The idea for the tournament was to expose the foundation to community leaders beyond Kansas City, explain our mission and the needs [...]
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is joining forces with the nation’s top cancer centers to advocate for more HPV vaccinations. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is partnering with the other 69 NCI-designated cancer centers to focus efforts on eliminating HPV-related cancers. Cancers that have been linked to HPV include several head and neck cancers -- throat, tonsil, tongue, and oropharynx. To read the full article click here.
Back Against the Wall: My Walk With Cancer is the story of one man’s experience with the diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer and his miraculous healing and post-treatment life. HNC Living Foundation is honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from the sale of this newly-published book. Bill’s story: Bill Whitaker spent his early years working on the family dairy farm. By the time he was in his late teens, his lifestyle earned him the nickname “Wildman.” After high school, he worked in construction, training as a concrete placement specialist and rising to the position [...]