An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer

Comments 55 by Rebecca Bollwitt

An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer is coming up next month in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. It aims to increase awareness about oral cancer and raise funds for putting cutting-edge research into action.


Oral cancer is one of the major human cancers (more common than cervical cancer) with one of the worst survival rates of all cancers. Even among survivors, treatment can be disfiguring and debilitating. Oral cancers are unpredictable and may affect the throat, mouth, and tongue. Currently, oral cancer is often identified late and is usually at an advanced stage by the time it is noticed by either patients or medical professionals. However, if caught early, patient survival rates can be significantly improved and chances of disability from treatment are much lower.

An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer takes place Thursday April 25, 2013 at 6:00pm (registration) and 6:30pm (cocktail reception and silent auction) at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The reception will be followed by dinner at 7:00pm then a live auction along with entertainment from The Agency Girls and a special “up close and personal” appearance by Colin Arthur Wiebe. CTV Morning Live’s Norma Reid will be the MC for the evening.

Last year, The Province’s Fred Lee named it the “Most impressive inaugural event of 2012” and 2013 won’t disappoint. Tickets are on sale now for $400 per person or $3,200 for tables of eight.

If you don’t want to miss out on this event, I have a pair of ticket available to give away as well. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @conqueroralcanc from @Miss604

Follow An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer on Facebook and Twitter for more information about the event and the cause. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, March 15, 2013. Must be 19+ to attend.

Update The winner is Heather!

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55 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Sunshine GThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 3:23pm PST

    That sounds really interesting – I’d love to go!

  2. Angie PThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 3:55pm PST

    A night out and supporting a great cause… Sounds fantastic to me!

  3. Wanderlust MeganThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 4:06pm PST

    What a great night out, sounds like a fun time for a good cause.

  4. mariaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 4:11pm PST

    Sounds like an amazing night out!

  5. SanazThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 5:00pm PST

    Sounds like a great night out for a great cause!

  6. Teresa KThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 6:41pm PST

    I’d love it.

  7. SonjaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:17pm PST

    What a great and lesser-thought-of cause. I’d love to be a part of this!

  8. EricaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:25pm PST

    Sounds like a great night out for a great cause. I would love to go!

  9. RebeccaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:27pm PST

    A great cause!

  10. CindyThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:35pm PST

    Great event to attend by taking my Aunt for she had cancer &beat it.

  11. MarianneThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:39pm PST

    As I am doing a large part of my dietetic internship at the BC Cancer Agency, and working with patients with these high risk oral cancers, I would love to have the chance to attend this fundraiser.

  12. SeriouslyHobbsiThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:45pm PST

    Thank you for raising awareness around this devastating form of cancer. There is not enough awareness of it, resulting in later stage diagnosis. The surgical treatments leave people physically and emotionlly scarred–if they survive at all. My mother died from oral cancer when she was 21, after several surgies. It steals so much from you: your voice, your face, your identity, your life…and still so little is known about it and how to stop it. This is the first fundraiser for oral cancer I have ever seen, and I will be supporting it whatever way I can. I’m not leaving this comment to enter a contest, but to ask others to please consider a donation. I hope this event is extremely well attended and supported. Huge thanks to all of the organizers!

  13. RobynThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 7:54pm PST

    Would love to attend! Sounds like a wonderful event.

  14. JasThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:08pm PST

    Oral cancers don’t get the same recognition or donor support that other cancers do. I’m glad there’s a fundraiser that will bring these important issues to light and help raise much needed funds.

  15. HeidiThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:09pm PST

    Sounds like a great evening, and clearly an important cause! Would love to attend.

  16. DebraThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:13pm PST

    Glad to hear that oral cancer is getting support with this event, too.

  17. website seoThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:29pm PST

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  18. RebeccaThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:38pm PST

    A great cause and a great night out!

  19. Cindy KThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:47pm PST

    What a great way to raise awareness to such an important cause. Cancer have impacted my family and many people I know. I would love to attend.

  20. Jessica TThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 8:48pm PST

    Sounds like a great night out!

  21. BonnieThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 9:01pm PST

    It is great to raise awareness of diseases such as oral cancer through these types of events.

  22. Dayna WilsonThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 9:03pm PST

    What a cool idea. I’d love to attend.

  23. Amie GarrasThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 11:33pm PST

    Sounds like a great evening for an important cause!

  24. KYThursday, March 7th, 2013 — 11:44pm PST

    great cause. pick me!

  25. GinaBFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 9:49am PST

    What a great event! We don’t talk about Oral Cancer much but it can sneak up and get you in no time. It would be lovely to attend and raise money and awareness for such a serious yet neglected type of cancer. I should ask friends in dental school to get involved in this, too. Pick me please 🙂

  26. VinceFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 11:27am PST

    Great event – great opportunity for someone!

  27. jenFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 2:49pm PST

    great cause!

  28. David DFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 3:25pm PST

    Looks like a super event, would love to attend! Thanks!

  29. KatieFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 5:27pm PST

    I’m a doctor and have seen oral cancer impact people’s lives. I would love to go.

  30. lorFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 7:37pm PST

    Sounds wonderful!

  31. CarolFriday, March 8th, 2013 — 9:04pm PST

    What a great cause.

  32. Ron SSaturday, March 9th, 2013 — 8:55am PST

    Sounds like an amazing night. Would love to go with my wife.

  33. heather bSaturday, March 9th, 2013 — 9:08pm PST

    A great cause…this is a cancer we hear much less about. Crossing my finger for a big win!

  34. TracySunday, March 10th, 2013 — 10:10pm PDT

    Sounds like an amazing and worthwhile event!

  35. JaneMonday, March 11th, 2013 — 1:44pm PDT

    Wish the best for the event

  36. Brittany RTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 12:06pm PDT

    sounds like a great event 🙂

  37. StotesTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 12:19pm PDT

    Sounds interesting…

  38. HarjTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 2:23pm PDT

    Excellent cause, would be great being there.

  39. LYNTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 2:41pm PDT

    We need more research money for our universities to prevent cancers.

  40. SamirTuesday, March 12th, 2013 — 9:27pm PDT

    Sounds like an amazing night out!

  41. MosheWednesday, March 13th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    Great cause, nice venue

  42. Lor.Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 — 1:50pm PDT

    Sounds lovely and an excellent cause -thanks for the opportunity

  43. RoThursday, March 14th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    Great cause

  44. Mel CliftonThursday, March 14th, 2013 — 3:57pm PDT

    I’d love to attend this event…sounds like a good time for a great cause

  45. Michelle W.Thursday, March 14th, 2013 — 6:58pm PDT

    Great cause.

  46. AdamFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 7:58am PDT

    It is heartwarming to raise money at this gala for much needed cancer research.

  47. MaureenFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 9:42am PDT

    Seeing that cancer is the leading cause in premature deaths and that on average every three minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer in Canda these types of benefits create greater awareness about all types of cancer and help fund research so that cancer hopefully in the future will just be history.

  48. Ray MaddlyFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT

    Have friends who have conquered cancer in their lives. Would love to attend this event.

  49. Winnie WongFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    Great cause!

  50. Ken AlexanderFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 11:42am PDT

    I would love to attend this event, as sadly, cancer has run in my family, and I would love to support an evening dedicated to fighting cancer

  51. Nicole JFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 11:45am PDT

    would love to attend this to support an amazing cause, and to learn more about oral cancer

  52. Stephanie SFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 11:47am PDT

    what an amazing cause. I worked in the dental industry a few years ago, and have seen alot of people suffer from this. I would love to attend and show some support.

  53. Shawn ConnellyFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    Thank you Rebecca (and Miss604 team) for raising awareness of an often overlooked form of cancer!

  54. JennMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 10:40am PDT

    Would love to attend this great event!

  55. EdmondFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 8:54pm PDT

    It would be a dream come true to go for such a great cause. My aunt was a cancer victim so I know what it is like. Thanks. A pleasure and honor to attend. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. One for my aunt.

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