NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) has a new relationship with MMA Celebrity Fighter Mac Danzig. CharityBuzz.com will be hosting an auction for one lucky winner and a guest to train and learn from this champion fighter. To start their special VIP experience, the winner(s) will meet up with Mac for a professional training session, learning tricks of the trade in and out of the ring and sit down for a vegan inspired meal that helps Mac get into winning shape. Raising funds for the oral cancer issue via OCF, this auction will help support awareness campaigns, research, and patient support activities that help save lives. The auction went live on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 and bidding has started. Please connect to the following link to offer your winning bid: http://bit.ly/2hZBVJf
Danzig made his official UFC debut on December 8, 2007, where he won The Ultimate Fighter 6 bout, and continued his career winning record with 22 wins and 12 losses through March 2014. Danzig is currently the CFL Junior Welterweight Champion, fighting on August 5, 2017 against WSOF vet Joe Condon.
Mac is credited as a Mixed Martial Arts Consultant for the Nickelodeon television series, The Legend of Korra, and continues to coach current and future fighters. Other passions for Mac have led him to become a professional nature photographer who specializes in landscape and wildlife photography and an animal rights advocate. He has been a vegan since 2004 which has brought that lifestyle global recognition in documentaries such as Forks Over Knives.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that is owned and operated by parent company WME–IMG. It is the largest MMA promotional organization in the world and features the top-ranked fighters of the sport, promoting events worldwide. As of 2017, the UFC has held over 400 events and has grown into a globally popular multibillion-dollar enterprise.
About the Oral Cancer Foundation
While the financial support for the many missions OCF engages in is important, OCF's view of this amazing opportunity is focused elsewhere. The foundation represents a deadly disease, that in the US too many people have not even heard of until it directly impacts their lives. That lack of visibility has far reaching implications, leaving those affected by this disease without a significant voice. The most obvious is that without national awareness, the knowledge of avoidable risk factors that might bring you to it does not exist. Further, absent a well-established national screening program, early discovery of pre-cancer and early stage disease does not often take place. This means poorer long-term outcomes, and a much higher morbidity from the treatments patients must undergo to cope with an advanced stage cancer.
OCF is small when compared to charities that represent larger incidence cancers whose names are widely known. These large charities impact hundreds of thousands each year in the US alone, and take in millions of dollars each year in donations to advance their agendas and serve the populations they represent. The Oral Cancer Foundation does not have those assets to work with, but it can develop strategic partners that help serve in other ways. OCF's thoughts are on what this relationship means to that paradigm. We may be at a tipping point in the disease if we can raise the awareness of it. When people with this much visibility become associated with a problem, it cascades into CHANGE. We hope all of you who read this, especially those who have had this disease touch their lives, will Share, Tweet, Instagram about this relationship, the auction, and spread the word, so that this opportunity of increased visibility for oral cancer and a change from late to early discovery and diagnosis can be realized.
Brian Hill, Executive Director OCF
SOURCE Oral Cancer Foundation