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Fox Chase Cancer Center Introduces New Complementary Medicine Program at Aerob-a-thon and Tennis Event

PHILADELPHIA (August 19, 1998) -- Aerobic and tennis enthusiasts of all ages and abilities are invited to use their healthy bodies, energy and enthusiasm on Sunday, September 13 at "COMPLETEing for the Gold," a full-day of sport and fitness to benefit Complete Care - The Complementary Medicine Program of Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Presented by Gold's Gym and Cheltenham Racquet Club, 46 East Church Road in Elkins Park, Pa., the jam-packed roster of activities includes an aerob-a-thon led by the area's top aerobic instructors, such as renowned fitness professional Donna Storm of Q102-FM; circuit training demonstrations; a tennis clinic and round-robin tournament; and Complementary Medicine Program demonstrations. Q102-FM personalities will greet the public with special prizes. Everyone is invited to enjoy refreshments and relaxing massages.

Aerob-a-thoners can exercise as little or as long as they like from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scheduled workouts include high-energy aerobics, total fit/full-body, cardio-funk/dance aerobics and aero-box utilizing aerobic and simulated boxing moves.

Donna Storm, a fitness professional for 20 years, will lead her specialized sessions from noon - 2 p.m. Storm is well known for keeping Philadelphians fit with her workout programs aired weekdays at 5 a.m. and noon on Q102-FM along with her personal in-home training sessions and classes at Sweat Gym in Center City. Although not required, aerob-a-thon participants are encouraged to pump up the pledges as well as their muscles for Complete Care. Registration is $10 per person. Grand Prizes awarded to the top three fundraisers include a Gold's Gym three-month membership and nutrition package valued at $400, the AB Trainer (AB roller) by Precise and a $100 gift certificate to Sportsworks of Manayunk.

Tennis buffs will be busy on Cheltenham Racquet Club's courts from noon to 2 p.m. enjoying clinics on specialty shots and hitting, a "beat the pro" contest and a playing demonstration between two top pros. Players can also vie for Gamma, Head and Prince tennis products in a hitting contest. Registration is $10 per person.

A tennis round-robin is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This U.S. Open Championship warm-up event will match mixed double teams in a social tourney to compete for great tennis prizes. Registration is $20 per player.

Complete Care will offer free program demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of cancer patients during and after their treatment, as well as people at high risk of cancer. Demonstrations include yoga, music therapy, exercise and conditioning, nutrition, stress reduction and meditation with visual imagery.

Complete Care blends programs such as these with state-of-the-art cancer treatment so cancer patients can maintain quality of life and achieve well-being regardless of their health status. Fox Chase Cancer Center is committed to this integrated approach to providing the utmost support and standards of excellence for its patients.

For a complete schedule of events and registration form, call (215) 728-2531.

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

Along with the new Complementary Medicine Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center is establishing the world's first comprehensive cancer prevention research program, the Research Institute for Cancer Prevention, to be housed in the Prevention Pavilion under construction at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Scheduled to open in spring 2000, the Institute will identify people at genetic risk, investigate new techniques for effective early detection and intervention and counsel people who want genetic information about their personal risks.

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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