On Saturday, April 22nd, the third annual Oral Cancer Awareness Walk & Run In Memory of Peter McGee Hoffman, one of the only events dedicated to oral cancer awareness in the Washington D.C. area, will take place at Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park in Silver Spring, MD. Peter Hoffman, a George Washington University alum, was just 24 years old when he passed away from oral cancer, a disease that kills one person every hour of every day in the U.S. This annual event is held by Peter Hoffman's family, in partnership with the Oral Cancer Foundation (oralcancer.org), to raise awareness and critical funds for research of oral cancer, which will be newly diagnosed in 49,750 Americans in 2017. Participants at this family-friendly event will enjoy a complimentary breakfast, guest speakers, and have access to free oral cancer screenings by local dentists and hygienists. Following the walk and run, attendees will be treated to a barbecue lunch and raffles! Registration and pre-race activities will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the run beginning at 9:00 a.m. and the walk immediately after. Fundraising efforts are well under way and community members are encouraged to form teams or fundraise individually to aid in the fight against oral cancer! If you are an individual or dental office interested in starting a fundraising page, visit peterswalkrun.com.