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An Evening to Conquer Oral Cancer

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 — 2:19pm PDT
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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!


  1. Sunshine G says:

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

  2. Angie P says:

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

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

  4. maria says:

    Sounds like an amazing night out!

  5. Sanaz says:

    Sounds like a great night out for a great cause!

  6. Teresa K says:

    I’d love it.

  7. Sonja says:

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

  8. Erica says:

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

  9. Rebecca says:

    A great cause!

  10. Cindy says:

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

  11. Marianne says:

    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. SeriouslyHobbsi says:

    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. Robyn says:

    Would love to attend! Sounds like a wonderful event.

  14. Jas says:

    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. Heidi says:

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

  16. Debra says:

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

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  18. Rebecca says:

    A great cause and a great night out!

  19. Cindy K says:

    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 T says:

    Sounds like a great night out!

  21. Bonnie says:

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

  22. Dayna Wilson says:

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

  23. Amie Garras says:

    Sounds like a great evening for an important cause!

  24. KY says:

    great cause. pick me!

  25. GinaB says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Vince says:

    Great event – great opportunity for someone!

  27. jen says:

    great cause!

  28. David D says:

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

  29. Katie says:

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

  30. lor says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  31. Carol says:

    What a great cause.

  32. Ron S says:

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

  33. heather b says:

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

  34. Tracy says:

    Sounds like an amazing and worthwhile event!

  35. Jane says:

    Wish the best for the event

  36. Brittany R says:

    sounds like a great event ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Stotes says:

    Sounds interesting…

  38. Harj says:

    Excellent cause, would be great being there.

  39. LYN says:

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

  40. Samir says:

    Sounds like an amazing night out!

  41. Moshe says:

    Great cause, nice venue

  42. Lor. says:

    Sounds lovely and an excellent cause -thanks for the opportunity

  43. Ro says:

    Great cause

  44. Mel Clifton says:

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

  45. Michelle W. says:

    Great cause.

  46. Adam says:

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

  47. Maureen says:

    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 Maddly says:

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

  49. Winnie Wong says:

    Great cause!

  50. Ken Alexander says:

    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 J says:

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

  52. Stephanie S says:

    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 Connelly says:

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

  54. Jenn says:

    Would love to attend this great event!

  55. Edmond says:

    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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