NSU Dental Fraternity Hosts Seventh Annual Oral Cancer Walk

Members of the NSU Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity presenting the check for $8,000 to the recipient of this year’s oral cancer treatment

The NSU Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity (AO) concluded its seventh annual Oral Cancer 5K Run and Walk-a-Thon by raising $8,000 towards helping a designated oral cancer patient from the NSU oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic.

The annual event held near the end of March on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus served as a kick off for oral cancer awareness month in April. The public raised funds through donations and fees with those participating in the run/walk along with donations from yearly sponsors including Aspen Dental and Henry Schien. In effort to raise awareness for oral cancer AO offered free public oral cancer screenings performed by dental students and oral surgery residents at the event.

AO’s Oral Cancer 5K Run and Walk-a-Thon event was started by a fellow fraternity member who was diagnosed with oral cancer during dental school. Held every year since 2013 the chapter has raised funds, awareness and provided oral cancer screenings to those in attendance.