Due to COVID-19 Paws for a Cause will now be virtual!

Message from Dr Ari Birnbaum Founder of Paws for a Cause

As we have decided to make the 10th annual Paws for a Cause a virtual event, I would like to ask people to please post photos of themselves with their dog (or a favorite pet) to our Facebook page.

We hope to provide some fun for people and their pets during these challenging times. Best, Ari Birnbaum

10th Annual Paws for a Cause Dog Walk

Please Join Us Virtually to Support Head & Neck Cancer Patients

June 13, 2020

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Let’s not let COVID stop us from helping this very important cause!

Suggested Donation $25

Head & Neck Cancer Awareness

Head & Neck Cancer accounts for approximately 4% of all cancers in the United States. An estimated 53,000 people will be diagnosed with head & neck cancers each year, with an estimated mortality rate of 10,800.

Treatments can be intense, involving combinations of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and these patients often require assistance to help them complete treatments.

Paws for a Cause is raising awareness for this debilitating disease. Donations to Paws for a Cause will be used for patient assistance during and after treatment and for research into improvement of care.

To begin your registration for the walk, please select your gift amount and click Donate Now.

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Ari Birnbaum, MD

Founder's Message

Head and neck cancer is a complicated illness requiring the expertise of surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists. Equally important are support staff, nutritionists, and speech pathologists, which are all crucial to our patients with regards to recovering from their cancer.

The Rhode Island Hospital Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Clinic is dedicated to the treatment of these patients and is unique in Rhode Island.

Please join us to support and celebrate these patients and their caregivers!

Ariel E. Birnbaum, MD