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Inaugural HNC High Desert Invitational raises more than $76,000 for Endowment Fund

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 [...]

2018-07-03T11:57:31-05:00July 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Efforts to Eliminate HPV-Related Cancers

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.

2018-06-15T11:12:20-05:00June 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Back Against the Wall: My Walk With Cancer

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 [...]

2018-04-25T12:00:32-05:00November 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Back Against the Wall: My Walk With Cancer

“You Gave Me Back My Smile”

HNC Living Foundation is funding a denture program at Cancer Action (Kansas City.) Learn how this program is making a difference in the lives of head and neck cancer patients.   By Shirley Gibson and Thomas Brooks What can partnerships do? The answer – we can give people back their smile. Cancer Action received a grant from the HNC Living Foundation to begin a Pilot program providing dentures to head and neck cancer patients who have had their teeth removed due to treatment. HNC Living Foundation was formed in December 2013 by Tom and Teresa Walsh [...]

2018-04-25T14:44:18-05:00August 30th, 2016|News, Video|Comments Off on “You Gave Me Back My Smile”

Cancer Patients Have New Resource For Financial Support

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 4, 2014) A local foundation that will provide financial support to head and neck cancer patients has received its nonprofit status, and also hired its first executive director. The HNC Living Foundation will provide financial aid for head and neck cancer patients during or after treatment to help improve their recovery and quality of life. HNC Living Foundation is the brainchild of Teresa and Tom Walsh, co-owners of Lenexa-based Silpada Designs. In 2013, Teresa was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in her jawbone and underwent treatment at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Throughout [...]

2018-04-26T18:38:52-05:00August 4th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Cancer Patients Have New Resource For Financial Support
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