Sending Thoughts and Prayers for #KellyTough

The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance is sending our thoughts and prayers to Jim Kelly and his family. We were deeply saddened to learn that Jim is facing a recurrence of oral cancer and will undergo further treatment.

The former Buffalo Bills QB and Hall of Famer Kelly, a strong advocate in the head and neck cancer community for the past decade, served as a spokesperson for the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance’s 2017 Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW), advocating for early detection through FREE screening/awareness events offered by our health system partners during OHANCAW®.

Over the past 2 years, we have had the pleasure of working with Jim as he offered strategies to help patients with their cancer journey. Jim served as the spokesperson for Your Cancer Game Plan, www.yourcancergameplancom, a program designed to educate and empower people living with cancer and their caregivers for managing emotional and physical challenges.

Jim and his family continually remind us that strength, determination and a positive attitude are also key components of battling and outlasting life’s challenges. #KellyTough


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I believe that my success as a cancer patient is first due to the process of recognition on a basic level, that something in my body was not the same as it was and I was worse off.Jessica Tar
National Spokesperson for HNCA & squamous cell carcinoma survivor

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