Campaigns & activities Mouth Cancer Action Month The Blue Ribbon Appeal The Blue Ribbon Appeal continues to play a key role in directly engaging people with the issues surrounding mouth cancer. Whether it is talking about the risk factors involved, the early warning signs or the benefits of early detection, all can make a difference in improving education and ultimately saving lives. Here’s how you can get involved: Blue ribbon badges This year, we are urging everybody to wear a blue ribbon badge with pride. More than 250,000 of you have worn one in the last three years. Each blue ribbon badge costs just £1, but that money goes a long way in helping us to achieve our charitable goals. Over the last 12 months, money raised through the Blue Ribbon Appeal has helped us to directly support to more than 350,000 people online, over the phone, by email and by printed information, who sought advice about mouth cancer. We ask you to wear a blue ribbon badge, not only during November's Mouth Cancer Action Month, but all year around. Despite the number of cases increasing, awareness of mouth cancer remains alarmingly low. With your help, the Blue Ribbon Appeal can help elevate people's knowledge about mouth cancer and severely reduce the number of lives lost to the disease every year. In addition to buying one for yourself, get your family, friends and colleagues to pitch in too! We want to see as many of you as possible wearing them as a sign of support. The Blue Ribbon Appeal Kit Over the last year, we sent out more than 800 Blue Ribbon Appeal Kits so that you can promote mouth cancer awareness to your family, friends, patients, customers or staff. The Blue Ribbon Appeal Kit contains 25 badges, a collection box, a mouth cancer poster for your waiting room and details on how to donate the money raised. Display the box on your reception desk, checkout counter or in your staff waiting room and use it to engage people about mouth cancer. Blue Ribbon Appeal Kit start from a £25 donation. You can select your size of box to meet your needs. And by asking for just £1 per badge, it also means that the box would not have cost you anything, so there’s no excuse not to get involved. When you have run out of badges, you can simply request more! Click here to support the Blue Ribbon Appeal Your continued support and donations also allow us to provide more educational materials for dental practices, hospitals, GPs and pharmacies. Donations will help people find direct support and guidance from our Dental Helpline, and will help fund the translation of all our mouth cancer materials into different languages so that everybody can access this crucial information. Useful links: Online shop and educational resources Our impact Driving change Tackling inequalities Mouth Cancer Action Month is sponsored by Simplyhealth Professionals and in association with the Mouth Cancer Foundation. We are proud and delighted to be working alongside both our partners. Their commitment and passion for raising awareness of mouth cancer is vital to the success of our campaign.