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Fox Chase Cancer Center Leads Philadelphia to The March on Washington to Support Funding Cancer Research

PHILADELPHIA (August 12, 1998) -- The March, a national public awareness and grassroots event led by General Norman Schwarzkopf, will attract thousands of people to Washington, DC, on Saturday, September 26. Fox Chase Cancer Center among other Philadelphia institutions is rallying as many supporters as possible to "Get on the Bus!" Buses will leave from Fox Chase Cancer Center at 7:00 AM on Saturday, September 26th, to attend the day-long rally.

The March is supported by all those touched by cancer - survivors, their families and friends, health workers, researchers, everyday people who care - who intend to make cancer the number one health priority. This year, the government will spend only $10.00 per person on research. Yet, one in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in their lifetime. Some 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. More than 1,500 Americans die from cancer every day. And cancer costs our society more than $104 billion a year. The goals of The March are to promote new approaches to cancer treatment and prevention; improve access to the best cancer care for all Americans; and renew the commitment of our elected officials to win the war on cancer.

If you are interested in joining Fox Chase's efforts to make the voices of cancer survivors heard in Washington, please call 1-888 FOX CHASE. The cost for the bus trip is $15.00 per person (a commemorative T-shirt and box lunch are included).

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 34 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and clinical research; prevention, detection and treatment of cancer, and community outreach programs.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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