In 2003, at 22 years of age, Alyssa Fischer-Reeder was diagnosed with stage 4 Tongue Cancer. A 14 1/2 hour surgery at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center saved her life. Following her recovery from treatment, she worked for health-related nonprofits and taught Pre-K. In 2013, she joined Doctor Jatin Shah and Michael Douglas on a radio tour to increase awareness about Oral Head and Neck Cancers which was nominated for a SABER award.
In 2019, she founded The HNC Fund [ Head Neck Cancer Fund]. The HNC Fund facilitates comprehensive financial support for the well-being of one Head and Neck Cancer patient a year. In 2020, Doctor Peter Cordeior, nominated Alyssa for the Patient of Courage Award by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Alyssa is happily married and a mom of two phenomenal children. Learn more about the HNC Fund and how you can support this terrific organization.