Events at Fox Chase Cancer Center

The Dragon Boat Festival is a popular event every October

The Dragon Boat Festival happens along the Schuylkill River every October. Since the first event in 2002, festival participants and supporters have raised more than $1 million for Fox Chase. Thank you to the teams and all who support Fox Chase Cancer Center through this event.
This year it's October 3, 2015.

Other Events

Special Events

From Paws for the Cause to Survivors Day, special events support Fox Chase Cancer Center and our patient community around the year.
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News Releases

Dr. Joseph R. Testa Appointed as Senior Editor for Cancer Research
(Aug 3, 2015)

He will serve as editor of the molecular and cellular pathobiology section of the journal for a three-year term.

Pankaj Sharda, MD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center Department of Medicine
(Aug 3, 2015)

Dr. Sharda specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Ranked 21st Among the Nation’s Top 50 Hospitals for Cancer Care by U.S. News & World Report
(Jul 21, 2015)

Fox Chase was also cited as high performing in the areas of urology and gynecology, as well as a new area: ear, nose, and throat.

Press Releases 2015

Your support is critical to our success. Join us in our fundraising efforts and enjoy the exciting special events coming up.

Patient Classes

Support Groups

Support groups are a free service to the community and are offered to Fox Chase Cancer Center patients, their families and to people receiving treatment elsewhere.


Special Events

Take Part and Help Support Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia holds special events all year to provide cancer education and to benefit the Center. Funds raised go to cancer research, prevention and treatment at Fox Chase. We also partner with community groups to help raise cancer awareness and support. Please join us by taking part in the great events coming up. To learn more, please call our special events office at 215-728-3163.

Run, Walk, and Play for Fox Chase

Athletic fundraising eventsEvery spring, various cancer advocacy organizations host walks, runs, and special events throughout the Philadelphia region to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. 

Many employees from Fox Chase as well as other entities within TUHS help to lead and take part in these community events.

Join them to support Fox Chase Cancer Center.


Marlyn Fein Chapter hosts day trip to Renault Winery and Resorts Casino
July 26, 2015
Bus departs 9am from Fox Chase’s OBO building

The Marlyn Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates is hosting a trip to Renault Winery and Resorts Casino on Sunday, July 26. The trip includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, winery tasting, and family-style luncheon at Renault Winery, plus a $25 slot bonus at Resorts Casino. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from Fox Chase's OBO building on Township Line Rd., and will leave for home from the casino at 6:45 p.m., arriving at approximately 8:45 p.m. The fee for the trip is $62 per person (all taxes and gratuities included). Proceeds will benefit patient care and research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information and to sign up, see the event flyer or call Paula Tucker at 215-281-9430.

The Rita Holman Breast Cancer Foundation Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 1, 2015; 12:00 Registration & 1:00 Shotgun Start
Mountain Valley Golf Course
1021 Brockton Mountain Drive
Barnesville, PA 18214

Join in a day of golf for a great cause at the 9th Annual Rita R. Holman Breast Cancer Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 1. Hosted by Jessica Holman Kowalchick, the event honors the life and legacy of her loving mother Rita who lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. Although not treated at Fox Chase, Rita’s family chose to support the institution because of its research reputation and clinical trials, particularly in triple negative breast cancer, and have donated nearly $50,000 throughout the years. Registration is $80 and includes an afternoon of golf on a great course, food and drinks throughout the tournament, dinner, raffles, prizes and more. Dinner only packages are also available for $20. Again, all proceeds benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information or to register, contact Jessica at 570-778-8060 or email

Kicking Cancer Foundation 7th Annual Philly Kickball Tournament
Saturday, August 8, 2015; 9a.m. – 3p.m. Rain or Shine
Dairy Fields in East Fairmount Park
Fountain Green Drive
Philadelphia, PA

The Kicking Cancer Foundation invites you to participate in the 7th Annual Philly Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament on Saturday, August 9!  Last year, nearly 500 people participated in the event, which raised more than $47,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase.  This year, join in the fun and get a great workout in all while supporting a great cause. Registration is $40 per player before July 1st after that date the cost is $50 with a minimum of nine players needed per team (three females) and each team is guaranteed three games.  For more information or to register, visit

Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia Run
Sunday August 16, 2015
Run/Walk: 8 am
Philadelphia Zoo

Register to participate and support Fox Chase Cancer Center.

MaGerks for Mammograms Happy Hour
Hosted by the Tyanna Foundation
Thursday, August 20, 2015; 6–9 pm
MaGerks Pub & Grill
582 S. Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034

The Philadelphia chapter of the Tyanna Foundation invites you to the MaGerks for Mammograms Happy Hour!  Join us for an evening of great drink specials and all you can eat food for a wonderful cause.  This event kicks off a series of fundraisers for Fox Chase leading up to BreastFest Philly, the foundation’s signature event, being held in September.  Cost is $25 payable at the door, and all proceeds support the Fox Chase Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Van.  For more information, visit  

Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Please Touch Museum, Fairmount Park
43 S. Concourse St, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, and their families are invited to join Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health at the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. The run-walk, now in its 17th year, will be held Saturday, September 12, in front of Memorial Hall in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park in order to celebrate ovarian cancer survivors and will raise awareness about the disease. The event will include a 5K run, as well as 5K and 1.5-mile walks.

Registration for the Fox Chase team, led by Women’s Cancer Center administrative director Bonnie Miller, is now open. You can register here. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:45 am, the 5K Run and 5K walk at 8:30 am. Registration is $30 for ages 6+ before August 1; $40 after that. To find out more about this and other opportunities, please click here.

BreastFest Philly 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015; 3–8 pm
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, PA 19148

BreastFest Philly, hosted by the Tyanna Foundation, returns for what promises to be another outstanding event!  This year’s festival will feature live music from The Boatloads, Alice’s Garage, Northern Rednecks, Whitewalls and special acoustic music by Owl Camino Katelyn Christine.  Enjoy great food, beer and drinks, and a generous silent auction.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door, and group pricing is available with all proceeds benefitting breast cancer research, treatment and prevention programs at Fox Chase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

42st Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 28, 2015
Sandy Run Country Club
200 E. Valley Green Rd
Oreland, PA 19075

Join the Fox Chase Chapter of the Board of Associates for the 41st annual golf tournament. All golfers welcome– Full ticket includes golf, cart rental and dinner or buy a ticket for just dinner and open bar. For more information or to RSVP contact Barb Tursi at 215-728-2441 or

Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 14 Mesothelioma Golf Outing
Friday, October 2, 2015; 10:00 am
Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Union workers from around the region will team up with the members of the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 14 for the 21st Annual Mesothelioma Golf Outing on October 2 at Philmont Country Club.  Join in a day filled with fun and friendly competition for a great cause, and enjoy lunch, a shotgun scramble, cocktails, dinner and prizes.  Registration is $200 per golfer, with all proceeds benefitting Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Since its inception, the event has raised more than $2 million for research in the fight against mesothelioma, a rare cancer that is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.  For more information or to register, contact Bev Maccari at 215-289-4303 or

Dragonboat Festival
14th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2015; 8 am
Kelly Drive South

The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, and Fox Chase Cancer Center is proud to be represented by several teams racing this year!  Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River on Saturday, October 3rd for this annual event that celebrates ancient Chinese tradition.  Show your support and cheer on your favorite teams while enjoying music, food and plenty of fun!  Last year's supporters raised more than $208,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase. To support their efforts, log on to  For more information about the festival including how to register, visit

A Day in the Park with Team Tommy Z
A Day in the Park with Team Tommy Z
October 10, 2015; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Laurel Acres Park
1045 S. Church Street
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Team Tommy Z proudly presents the 14th Annual Day in the Park in memory of Tommy Zacierka, a loving husband and father who lost his battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer at the young age of 33.  This fun-filled family day includes a picnic, walk-a-thon, games, fishing on the lake, kite flying, raffles and more!  Registration is $40 per person and includes a t-shirt, lunch, participation in the day’s festivities and a donation to Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information or to register, visit

Light the Night Walk
Saturday, October 24, 2015; starting 4:30 pm
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eakins Oval, Philadelphia, PA

The Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health team is looking for participants and donors for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk on Saturday, October 24 at The Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval. During the annual evening walk, participants carry illuminated lanterns of different colors: survivors carry white lanterns, supporters carry red and family members of lost loved ones carry gold. Proceeds will be dedicated to funding research for blood cancer and ensuring access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

Fox Chase Nurse Navigator Cathy Haberle, RN-BC, MSN, CBCN, CHPN is the captain of a fundraising team of Fox Chase faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, and their families participating in the event. Join or donate here. The walk will kick off at 4:30 pm. There is no registration fee. For more information about this and other opportunities, please click here.

Philadelphia Heart Walk
Saturday, November 7, 2015; starting 8 am
Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way (Broad & Pattison)
Philadelphia, PA

Faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, and their families are invited to join the Temple University Health team participating in the 2015 Philadelphia Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association on Saturday, November 7 at Citizens Bank Park. Proceeds from the annual walk will be donated to further progress in beating heart disease and stroke – two of the country’s most deadly diseases. Temple Health’s team is led by Karen Emanuel Javie, MSN, RN, the chief of operations for the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute and has a goal of $2 million. To join our team, or to donate, click here.

The walk kicks off at 8 am and is expected to run until noon. There is no registration fee.