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Combating cancer, injury and disfigurement in the most socially important part of our bodies – the face and mouth
The face is the only part of our body we cannot hide. It conveys our emotions and innermost feelings. We often judge each other on the basis of facial appearance, making assumptions on a whole range of issues.
People suffer the consequences of facial diseases, injuries and disfigurement every day. In the United Kingdom 6,500 people develop oral cancer every year. Around 125,000 young people sustain serious facial injuries and 15,000 people receive treatment for facial disfigurement.
Despite the severity of these issues, this remains a much neglected research area leaving thousands of those unfortunate enough to be affected with little hope for the future. Not enough is known about facial disease, injury and deformity, their psychological and emotional impact and, critically, which treatments are most effective. Saving Faces - The Facial Surgery Research Foundation is the only charity in the UK solely dedicated to the worldwide reduction of facial injuries and diseases. We are taking the lead in education and research to improve the physical and psychological treatment of all victims of oral cancer and other facial diseases.
Congratulations and well done to all our runners who took part in the Bupa London 10,000 this Sunday.
If you made a New Year Resolution to get fit then why not sign up for the London Trekathon, a 26 mile organised walk on 27th September around the capital city, passing through areas steeped in history. Saving Faces has places available so sign up now.....you can test your fitness and raise money for your favourite charity.
Please note a minimum fundraising target and registration fee applies. The cost of registration can be refunded to you from the sponsorship raised if requested.
The Bart's annual Christmas Fair took place on the 6th of November 2013, in the Great Hall. Saving Faces had a stall selling clothes, jewellery and home baked goodies made by our own multi-talented staff. Thank you to everyone who visited us on the day and whether you picked up a Christmas gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, we hope that it brings joy over the holidays.
The 2013 Saving Faces Family Cycle Day took place on Sunday the 8th September at the Redbrdge Cycle Centre in Hainault.
We had great weather and participants enjoyed panoramic views across London, live music and a Zumba class in the sunshine.