In the summer of 2014, almost £20,000 was raised in aid of Mouth Cancer Action as more than 300 people took part in an extraordinary 500 mile walk across the UK.

The event started up in Kirriemuir, Scotland. Over the course of a month, hundreds of people joined in the journey which involved visiting 32 different towns and cities along the east coast before coming to its conclusion in Brighton, England.  

This outstanding event, led by Christina Chatfield, a dental hygienist and owner of Dental Health Spa Brighton, captured the imagination of many people across the UK. Plenty of locals taking advantage of the opportunity to learn more about mouth cancer and the deadly human papillomavirus, otherwise known as HPV.

Mouth cancer is a growing problem, but fundraising events like the 500 Miles for Smiles go a long way to increasing the nation’s awareness of the disease and saving lives as a result.

As result of this outstanding fundraising effort, more Brits are learning about the risk factors and common warning signs of the disease. Something that will prove to be extremely positive in reducing the amount of lives lost to mouth cancer.

Here are the best snaps from the event: 

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Together we can create a world where fewer people are affected by mouth cancer and help Brits become more aware of HPV, a potentially deadly virus.

This September we will be taking on two mountains at Snowdonia and we would love you to join us!

On 14 September 2019, we take on Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn! This popular Welsh mountain is a 10km walk and an ascent of 577m. A route suitable for those with limited walking experience and a reasonable level of fitness.

On 15 September 2019, we’ll be heading for Tryfan via the South Ridge. Voted the best mountain in Britain and famous for the fact that you cannot get to the summit by any route without using your hands. This is a tougher route than the previous day and is best suited to those with some previous walking experience.

Feel free to join us for one day or both. Just raise as much money as you can!

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