Moveit4smiles is all about raising awareness of two extremely important and pressing issues in the world of oral health – rising rates and the human papillomavirus, more commonly known as HPV.
With your help, together we can create a world where fewer people are affected by this deadly disease and make more people across the UK aware of HPV than ever before.
New cases of the disease have now risen to over 8,300 every year in the UK alone. It’s one of the few types of cancer that is expected to continue to rise over the coming years. Over the last two decades, the number of new cases has risen by 135%.
Despite this concerning rise in the number of new mouth cancer cases across the country, there is still a really low level of awareness when it comes to the disease.
The money we raise through this initiative will go directly towards making sure more people can access vital information about the disease and encourage Brits to change lifestyle habits that can increase their likelihood of developing the disease.
Your support can make a huge difference. Together we can save lives.
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Did you know that more than eight in ten people will be infected by HPV at some point in their life?
It’s a virus that has been shared billions of times but many of us don’t know anything about it.
The most important thing for you to know is that while the majority of infections are harmless, there are a few strands of the virus that can cause real harm in the form of several deadly diseases.
HPV is expected to become the leading cause of mouth cancer in coming years.
The good news is, after years of passionate campaigning alongside our friends at HPV Action, a vaccination against the virus will now be offered to boys and girls at school.
This is something we believe could save countless lives in the future and make HPV-related diseases a thing of the past. But this relies on parents across the UK making sure they understand why it’s vital their son or daughter receives the vaccine.
This is where you can help. With your support, we can help educate and inform Brits across the country about this virus and why it’s vital for eligible schoolchildren to take advantage of this vaccine.
Your support is vital and donations of any size will make a difference to thousands of people across the UK.
Thank you for your support in helping us reduce rates of mouth cancer and increase awareness of HPV.