The Oral Cancer Foundation
July 30, 2009
I came to work for OCF from a well known surf brand. I specialize in everything "web 2.0" aka Social Media. At the foundation I spread awareness reaching out to those in need of aid and those who maybe never heard of oral cancer. The largest challenge that we face are the lack of people screened annually for oral cancer- which in turn equals to the lack of people that are aware. As stated on the OCF website- one person every hour of every day dies from oral cancer. No one is excluded from that statistic, even if you don't smoke. Before working with OCF, I had no idea. What many people do not know is that OCF's ability to help people does not stop with oral cancer. I have never had oral cancer. I haver never had a family member with oral cancer. I have never even had a close friend with oral cancer... but OCF has helped me. This foundation, the founder, the volunteers and the people on the forum have all helped to make me a better person. I have spoken to people who have survived oral cancer, are going through oral cancer, have recently been diagnosed with oral cancer and have lost loved ones from oral cancer. Hearing their stories gives me the momentum and pushes me to fight harder everyday to help them and prevent anyone from having to go through this. The experience I have working at OCF is truly priceless and has made me cognizant of the importance of helping others. Because of OCF I go to sleep every night proud of who I am.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Being given the opportunity to help people in need.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Wow $10 million, OCF could do a lot but the most influential would be to have the ability to plant awareness of oral cancer in every American's mind. Survival comes with early detection and 10 million would drop the death rate down a lot.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & I am the Communications Manager at The Oral Cancer Foundation.