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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

MASKS for AID 2018 – discovery

Our heartfelt THANKS to everyone who supported MASKS for AID: discovery and joined us at the event at Starlight Theatre on April 6th. Guests discovered great food, powerful and emotional stories, and amazing original artwork commissioned just for this event. More than $428,000 was raised to help head and neck cancer patients in financial need. Thanks to the incredible talent of Donna Thomason and the team at EPIC Innovative Events and Starlight Theatre, this was an evening we won't soon forget! 2018 Event Photos [...]

2018-06-29T11:58:10-05:00April 25th, 2018|Events, MASKS for AID|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

MASKS for AID 2017 – voices

Thank you to everyone who supported #MASKSforAID: voices and joined us at the event on Saturday! Guests heard inspiring stories of challenges, courage and transformation from those living with head and neck cancer, enjoyed original works of art created from radiation masks in a unique silent auction, and relished sumptuous food and beverages. 2017 Event Photos Voices of Survivors Voices of Survivors [...]

2018-04-25T19:01:56-05:00April 14th, 2017|Events, MASKS for AID|0 Comments

“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”
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