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Paws for the Cause 2014


Calling all dogs and puppies for a one-mile dog walk

Save the Date: October 5, 2014

Dawn Timmeney

Fox Chase welcomes FOX TV anchor, Dawn Timmeney, as this year's host!

15th Annual Paws for the Cause - Sunday, October 5, 2014
Paws walk: 9 am – 12 pm

Each fall, hundreds of dogs and their owners make their way to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia for Paws for the Cause to support our efforts to prevail over cancer. To date, the event has raised more than $225,000!

For more information, contact Barbara Tursi in the Board of Associates Office: 215-728-2441 or


Deb Nemshick and Teddy

Deb Nemshick and Teddy

Deb Nemshick and Teddy invites you to join them
at the 15th Annual Paws for the Cause.

In 2004 I was diagnosed with Papillary and Follicular Thyroid Cancer at the age of 39. That same year I lost my Dad from Thyroid Cancer and my sister was also diagnosed. I was referred to Dr. John Ridge, an expert in Head and Neck Cancer at Fox Chase. In the ten years since my diagnosis, I have been blessed to meet so many talented and caring people at Fox Chase who are dedicated to treating not just the cancer but the whole patient who is living and surviving with cancer. When I was recovering from surgery and going through treatment, my dogs Sebastian and Dunkin provided so much comfort to me. They cuddled next to me when I wasn't feeling well and it became clear that our pets have a role in helping cancer patients recover. When I heard about Paws for the Cause several years ago, I was excited to attend and be able to show my support to advance Cancer Research at Fox Chase but also share the connection with other patients and survivors who have received so much love from their dogs as they went through their journey. This year I have the pleasure to introduce my new puppy Teddy to the Fox Chase Family as we walk in support of Cancer Research on October 5th at Paws for the Cause.  

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Registration for Paws for the Cause now open!

Using online registration tools, you can easily invite your friends and family to sponsor you and your dog. Registration is $15 for adults in advance, $20 on-site. Children 12 and under are $10. The site allows you to:

  1. Personalize your dog's fundraising page
  2. Send emails to your friends and family inviting them to participate or sponsor you
  3. Track your fundraising results
  4. Obtain updated event information
  5. Make credit card donations online

Vendors and Refreshments

Visit dog-friendly vendors, "Ask the Vet," get your face painted, enjoy breakfast treats and refreshments. 

Dog caricatures! Meet Jake, a talented student who will draw pictures of your pooch on the spot. Contributions are welcome and will be donated to Paws for the Cause.

Be a Top Dog!

Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers, contest winners (pet-owner look-alike; costume, pet trick) and the Facebook photo contest winner. Prizes include overnight hotel stays, restaurant, golf, pet items and much more! Donations and pledges are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.

Enjoy the 2013 video