HNC Living Foundation longtime supporter and board member, Marjorie Smelstor, Ph.D., passes away after a battle with cancer

HNC Living Foundation longtime supporter and board member, Marjorie Smelstor, Ph.D., passes away after battle with Cancer Marge was a steadfast leader and champion of HNC Living Foundation and advocate for patients for several years.   Her personal journey with cancer helped to shape the foundation’s grant-making policies from a place of knowledge and empathy for what cancer patients endure.  We are so grateful for her leadership and her presence will be greatly missed. Her memory will live on with each patient we serve. Some sentiments from fellow board members: I admired her wit, warmth, and ability to zero [...]

2021-11-05T13:27:47-05:00November 5th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Delta Dental Foundation Grant Supports Dental Care for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) awarded a $50,000 grant to HNC Living Foundation to help low-income head and neck cancer patients meet their oral health care needs during treatment and recovery. “Many head and neck cancer patients begin and end their treatment with dental care,” said Danielle Puzio, Chief Operating Officer of HNC Living Foundation. “The Delta Dental Foundation is an invaluable partner, and through the generosity of the grant, we can continue supporting our patients during the beginning of their journey and as they move on to recovery.” HNC Living Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated [...]

2021-08-16T14:55:22-05:00August 16th, 2021|News|0 Comments

HNC Living Foundation receives $50,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation

HNC Living Foundation receives a $50,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation Grant will support oral health of head and neck cancer patients in Oklahoma (OVERLAND PARK, KS) March 18, 2021 – To help Oklahoma head and neck cancer patients struggling with the impacts of their diagnosis, Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation (DDOKF) awarded HNC Living Foundation a $50,000 grant. Each year, more than 65,000 people in the United States will experience head and neck cancer for the first time. Most head and neck cancer patients start their journey with dental care. Treatment involves radiation which impacts [...]

2021-03-19T15:09:00-05:00March 19th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Delta Dental of Missouri awards $50,000 grant to HNC Living Foundation

Delta Dental of Missouri awards $50,000 grant to HNC Living Foundation to help provide life-changing dental care for head and neck cancer patients OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Aug. 14, 2020 – Delta Dental of Missouri, the state’s leader in dental benefits, is making a difference in the lives of thousands of Missourians impacted by head and neck cancers through a $50,000 grant to HNC Living Foundation (HNC Living). HNC Living, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of head and neck cancer patients through financial assistance for critical services, will use the Delta Dental grant to support patients with [...]

2020-08-13T22:57:26-05:00August 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

HNC Living Foundation’s MASKS for AID is Cancelled

HNC Living Foundation's MASKS for AID is Cancelled Much has changed in the past weeks, and continues to change daily. At HNC Living Foundation we sincerely hope you, your family and friends are safe and healthy while dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.   We are writing today to let you know that for concern and wellbeing of the community, we are officially canceling this year's physical event, MASKS for AID: Connected 2020.    This year’s theme, Connected, seems even more important now than ever before.  We hope you will continue to stay connected with us and more importantly, the head [...]

2020-03-26T16:04:53-05:00March 12th, 2020|Events, MASKS for AID, News|0 Comments
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