Miss Manhattan 2016 To Join Team Unspoken Smiles Foundation For The NYU Oral Cancer Walk.

Unspoken Smiles Foundation will be participating in the 2016 NYU Oral Cancer Walk. We have pledged to raise community awareness of Oral Cancer, a disease that kills over 8,000 Americans every year, and today we announcing the participation of Mackenzie Perpich as our special guest walker.

Mackenzie Perpich, Miss Manhattan 2016, is an actor/singer/dancer, fundraiser, volunteer, and eating disorder awareness advocate, who has a passion for others and service to her community.

A southern belle born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Mackenzie studied two years at The University of Alabama before relocating to New York City to finish her college degree and pursuit her Broadway dreams. She is recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Theatre Performance. Mackenzie has a love for service, which is shown through her work and experience by creating the initiative Hope, Health, and Healing for Eating Disorders, which is designed to address certain topics associated with eating disorders; awareness and prevention through healthy lifestyle choices. She uses the three H’s (Hope, Health, and Healing) to inform our next generation on how they can seek help, prevent, and recover an eating disorder.

The walk will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and be held at NYU College of Dentistry (345 E24th Street). Our personal goal is to raise $200 for the walk!

100% of every dollar we raise will go directly to The NYU Oral Cancer Center whose clinical research focuses on early oral cancer detection, clinical applications of research and pain management.

We invite you to join our team, (Unspoken Smiles Foundation) by registering to walk. If you can’t join us, please consider sponsoring us for this very important event. You can click the following link http://www.nyu.edu/dental/events/oralcancerwalk/ to make a safe and secure donation. Be sure to include our name, (Unspoken Smiles Foundation), in the “donation in support of a registered walker” box.

Oral Cancer Walk 2015 with Miss New York 2015 , Jillian Tapper as Unspoken Smiles Foundation Guest Walker.

NYU College of Dentistry’s first annual NYU Oral Cancer Walk. is supporting the NYU Oral Cancer Center and the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. The keys to survival are awareness, prevention, and early detection. If detected in its earliest stages, oral cancer is easily treated.

Simultaneously, students and faculty will host a free Oral Cancer Screening Event beginning at 11:00 am on the first floor of the Schwartz building, 345 East 24th Street (Clinic 1A). This event is open to the general public.


Sunday, April 17th, 2016

9:00 am Registration Opens: NYU College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th Street, 1st Floor Lobby. Maps of the walk route will be distributed during registration.

10:00 am Welcoming Ceremonies

10:30 am Walk begins

11:00 am Oral Cancer Screenings begin: 345 East 24th Street, First Floor, Patient Admissions Suite (1A)


Registration this year is $20 per walker (Team Unspoken Smiles Foundation). All interested walkers should use the registration link below! The first 600 registered walkers will receive a free T-shirt.

REGISTER HERE WITH TEAM UNSPOKEN SMILES FOUNDATION >>> http://www.nyu.edu/dental/events/oralcancerwalk/

Prizes will be awarded to the individuals and teams who raise the most money.

Thank you for your support. We know that with friends/relatives/colleagues like you, a cure is in sight!

Team Unspoken Smiles

Jean Paul Laurent is the Founder and CEO of Unspoken Smiles Foundation, Resolution Fellow, Award Winning Social Entrepreneur, Published Author, Ballroom Dancer, NYU Alumni, Executive MPA Candidate at Columbia SIPA, Class of 2017.

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