Author Archive of Mindy

Congratulations to the Winner of the OSU Raffle

What a great OSU Raffle we had and it was all thanks to you! Your support helped us raise over $20,000! Congratulations to Thomas Anderschat on winning the OSU SEASON tickets!! Also, congratulations to Brian Burdo on winning the OSU v Indiana tickets! A special thank you to Dr. Teknos and Dr. Caligiuri for drawing our winning numbers and to our Emcee Dennis Smith!" Head and neck cancer remains one of the most devastating cancers. Those that survive

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Shop For a Cause: Kroger’s Community Rewards Program

Attention Kroger Shoppers! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all that money you spent on groceries each week could go to a good cause? It sounds too good to be true, but thanks to Kroger’s Community Rewards program, it isn’t! As part of this program, Kroger divisions contribute about $50 million each year to local schools and nonprofits organizations—accounting for one fifth of the company’s total $250 million-a-year charitable activity. The

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Early Detection: How a Florida Start-Up Could Revolutionize Oral Cancer Screening

According to the World Health Organization, there are over 600,000 new cases of head and neck cancer and 300,000 deaths worldwide each year. This a lot of deaths when we consider the fact that head and neck cancers have the potential not only to be easily treatable but also, survivable. The problem we face right now is early detection. I know you’ve heard us say this before, but trust me when I say, it bears repeating. Over and over and over again.

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Joan’s Foundation OSU Football Season Ticket Raffle

Calling all Buckeye fans! Want to win SEASON tickets to this year's Ohio State football games and support a great cause at the same time? Well, when you support Joan's Foundation's EventBrite campaign benefitting Head and Neck Oncology research, education and awareness you can enter yourself into our raffle to win TWO 2016-17 SEASON TICKETS!! About Our Campaign: As many of you may already know, Joan's Foundation is dedicated solely to oral, head

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Michael Douglas media frenzy brings HPV-related head and neck cancers to light

If you follow celebrity gossip, you have probably seen Michael Douglas in the news recently for speaking out about his battle with throat cancer. Though he was diagnosed nearly three years ago, Douglas came out in an interview with UK newspaper The Guardian on Sunday to discuss the disease and how he has been able to cope. But the real controversy arose when Douglas suggested that his throat cancer may not have been caused by his years of drinking

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Joan’s Foundation Listed on Kroger Community Rewards

ATTENTION, KROGER SHOPPERS! It is now easier than ever to help Joan's Foundation beat head and neck cancer. Just visit Kroger's Community Rewards page to register your Kroger Plus Card. Simply enter one of the codes below and start shopping! With every purchase you make, Kroger will make a donation toward our cause. In Columbus, enter the code '82124' In Cincinnati, enter the code '82571' Thank you for supporting the Joan Levi Bisesi Foundation for

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48,000 Americans Will Be Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer this Year

This year, about 48,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Head and neck cancer the fifth most common cancer in the US. Despite these figures, head and neck cancers aren't talked about as often as they should be. That's why one of the primary missions of the Joan's Foundation is to increase public awareness about these types of cancer. 90% of head and neck cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (a type of skin

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Welcome to the new JoansFoundation.org

Welcome to our new website! We have added lots of new functionality! For the Dental Community, we have added the Dental Partnership, where dentists can partner with the Joan's Foundation and the James Cancer Hospital for faster diagnosis and oncology referrals. Dentists can also register for CE Workshops through our website for better convenience. For survivors and their families, we encourage survivors to submit their stories directly to the Joan's

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