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Oral Cancer Foundation "Officially" Worthy of Your Support

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Just saw online and wanted to share The Oral Cancer Foundation's happy announcement that it's the recipient of a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits (a trusted reviewer and rater of nonprofit entities ). OCF garnered this honor based on huge numbers of positive reviews from volunteers, donors and clients. What timely news, when lots of us are looking for worthy causes to support with holiday-season donations.

Brian Hill, OCF's founder and executive director, said, "We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including the public service announcement we filmed with Actor and oral cancer survivor, Michael Douglas ."

Hill also outlined OCF's 2013 direction. "At the forefront of this year's agenda is the drive to promote solid awareness in the minds of the American public about the need to undergo an annual oral cancer screening, and an outreach to the dental community to provide this service as a matter of routine practice. Supporting the foundation's goals is a scientific advisory board composed of leading cancer authorities from varied medical and dental specialties, and from prominent cancer educational, treatment, and research institutions in the United States."

As the acknowledged front line in the war on oral cancer, dental hygienists and the dental team as a whole have been active and enthusiastic providers of screening, education, and diagnostic services. And the OCF has tons of resources, information, and support materials for oral healthcare providers. So check out its Web site and consider supporting this worthy 501(c)3 in any way you can.

And if you're wondering if your favorite charity is spending your donations wisely and effectively, check out GreatNonprofits, too. Its mission is, "to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency."

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