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.

Other Events

Cancer Conversations LIVE at Fox Chase Cancer Center

April 3rd: Author George Johnson and "The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery."
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Support Groups

Emotional and rehabilitation support for patients, their families.
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News Releases

Fox Chase Study Examines Protein Expression Biomarkers in HPV Negative Squamous-Cell Carcinomas of the Head and Neck
(Apr 8, 2014)
Fox Chase Study Identifies the Process in which Heat Shock Protein 90 Contributes to Metastases in Ovarian Cancer
(Apr 8, 2014)
Research Yields Potential Target for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Treatment
(Apr 7, 2014)
Studies Reveal More Clues on How Pregnancy Protects Against Breast Cancer
(Apr 7, 2014)
Researchers Find that Renal Cancer Cells Thrive When Put in the Right Environment and Supported by a Specific Enzyme
(Apr 6, 2014)
Scaffolding Protein Promotes Growth and Metastases of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
(Apr 6, 2014)

83 Temple Physicians Named Best Doctors in America®
(Mar 26, 2014)

Twenty-eight of the eighty-three are Fox Chase physicians.

More News Releases

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

Bi-Annual Service of Remembrance

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:00 p.m.
FCCC Auditorium
Families find it very meaningful to connect with staff who cared for their loved one.


Patient Classes

Breast Cancer Support Group

This is an open-ended support group for any woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Women can join at any time during or after treatment for support, information and sharing. 
Monthly, 6:30-8 pm, Areas B and C in the West Building Waiting Room.


Ostomy Support Group

 July 17
 August 21
 September 18
April 17October 16
May 15November 20
June 10December 18

3rd Thursday of the month, Rooms C & D, Center Building


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.

2nd Annual In”Vince”ible Birthday Benefit
Hosted by Nicole Denicolo
Saturday, April 19, 2014; 2:00– 6:00pm
Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub
9241-43 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Come out and join Nicole Denicolo, family and friends as they celebrate the life of Vincent Tartaglia. This young man lost his battle to non-hodgkins lymphoma in January of 2011. This event will feature a Chinese basket auction, 50/50 tickets and in”VINCE”ible t-shirts will be sold. For more information please contact Nicole at     

Couture for the Cure
April 27, 2014; Doors at 11:30AM
Pen Ryn Estates
1601 State Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020

Join the Marlyn Fein Chapter of Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center for a day of fashion, food and fun. BOC Productions presents fashions from Marlene’s of Collingswood, NJ. Tickets are $44, covers fashion show and lunch. To order tickets call Sandy Feldman at 215-886-5344.

L.A.O.H. Division #39
“Kate’s Way” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Saturday, May 3, 2014; 9:00 a.m.
Mayfair Community Center
2990 St. Vincent Street
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Join the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Brigid Division for the 9th Annual “Kate’s Way” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, May 3.  Help support breast cancer research and programs at Fox Chase, while honoring the life and legacy of Kate Palchick – a beloved L.A.O.H. member who lost her battle with the disease.  Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12.  This exciting day kicks off at 9:00 a.m. and includes a t-shirt and giveaways.  For more information, download L.A.O.H. Division #39 “Kate’s Way” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Registration Form (Word, requires Microsoft Word®) or visit

5K in May Run/Walk for the
Marianne DiNofrio Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation
Saturday, May 3, 2014; 9:00 a.m.
Birch Grove Park
1700 Burton Avenue
Northfield, NJ 08225

Join members of the Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union for a great event for a wonderful cause – the 5K Run/Walk for the Marianne DiNofrio Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation.  Marianne, who founded the credit union with her husband, was a beloved and respected member of the Linwood community, who also worked at Seaview Elementary School for 35 years.  Despite her valiant battle, Marianne succumbed to pancreatic cancer in July 2009.  Through this event, her friends and family honor her life and legacy, and help others battling this devastating disease.  Registration is $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event with a portion of the proceeds benefitting pancreatic cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to register, visit or contact Jeanne Straub at 609-646-3339 x210.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Concert
Presented by David Cohen
Thursday, May 8, 2014; 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.

In honor of World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day on May 8, David Cohen will host an online concert for patients and their families.  David, who lost his wife to ovarian cancer, is offering this unique online event which will feature classical performances with a flamenco guitar performed by David himself.  The concert is free, but donations are accepted, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Fox Chase.  For more information, visit or contact David at 732-213-8111 or

L.A.O.H. Volley for Life Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, May 10, 2014; 10:00 a.m.
Lawncrest Recreation Center
6000 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Members of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (L.A.O.H.) Division 25 invite you to participate in the 12th Annual Volley for Life Volleyball Tournament!  Join in a fun-filled day of friendly competition while raising money for a great cause and honoring the life and legacy of L.A.O.H. member JoAnne Duffy.  Registration is $20 per person, with six players (at least two females) required for a team.  Following the tournament, join in the after party at Curley’s Pub, located at Krewstown and Bloomfield Streets in Northeast Philadelphia.  All proceeds benefit breast cancer research and programs at Fox Chase.  For more information or to register, download the Volleyball Registration Form (Word, requires Microsoft Word®)or contact Tricia McCool at 215-353-6982 or

In Vino Vita:  Benefit and Wine Auction  
May 15, 2014 
Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
Ten Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Please join Fox Chase Cancer Center, in partnership with the Board of Associates to its inaugural Benefit and Wine Auction: In Vino Vita. Fox Chase invites you to join festive, elegant fundraising benefit featuring an evening of premier food, cocktails and entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

LaForgia Redington Golf Classic
Saturday, May 17, 2014; 7:00a.m.
Ramblewood Country Club
200 Country Club Parkway
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Join in a great day of golf at the Ramblewood Country Club while supporting a great cause at the LaForgia Redington Golf Classic.  Now in its 10th year, this special event honors the memory of Joe LaForgia and Frank Redington – best friends and colleagues who devoted their lives to family and shared a love for giving back to the community.  Registration is $110 per golfer and includes an afternoon of golf on a great course, lunch, a tournament shirt, contests, raffles, prizes and more.  Proceeds from the event benefit lung cancer research at Fox Chase.  For more information, contact Jonathan Fein at 856- 265-6326 or

CWA Local 13000 Jim Willer Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 17, 2014; 8:00 a.m.
Walnut Lane Golf Club
700 Walnut Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Join the members of the Communications Workers of America Local 13000 on Saturday, May 17 for an afternoon of friendly competition and fundraising at the 21st Annual Jim Willer Charity Golf Tournament.  Since 1992, the CWA has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through this event, hosted in memory of Jim Willer, an Executive Vice President of Local 13000 who passed away of cancer while in office.  To participate the cost is $90 per golfer  and $180 per foursome which includes cart, green fees, golf shirts, continental breakfast, lunch, course refreshshments and prizes.  All proceeds benefit prostate cancer research at Fox Chase.  For more information, visit www.CWALocal13000.orgor contact Carol Page at 215-561-1321.

22nd Annual J. L. Munizza, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 31, 2014;1:00 p.m.
Avalon Golf Club
1510 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Enjoy an afternoon of golf with the Munizza family as they proudly host the 22nd Annual J. L. Munizza, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament.  This spectacular event takes place on Saturday, May 31 at the Avalon Golf Club in Cape May, NJ.  Registration is $115 per golfer and includes an afternoon of golf on a fantastic course, dinner, prizes and more.  Dinner only tickets are also available for $25 per adult, $12.50 per child.  All proceeds from the event benefit cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to register, contact Joe Munizza at 215-290-4857.  

Mohegan Sun Casino Trip
June 1, 2014; 9AM departure
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382

Join the Marlyn Fein Chapter of Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center for a fun filled day at Mohegan Sun. Cost is $36 and includes food voucher and coin play. Bus departs from Fox Chase Cancer Center at 9AM. To make a reservation, call Selma Bell at 215-860-3710.

Myrtle Beach Get-A-Way
October 6-10, 2014
4 night stay at the Patricia Grand Hotel
2710 N Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Join the Marlyn Fein Chapter of Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center for a Myrtle Beach holiday. Transportation, accomodations, and three gala shows (including “The One” at the Alabama Theatre) all included. For information and reservations call Selma Bell at 215-860-3710. All payments are due July 25, 2014.