Paoli Volunteer Group Donates $186,000 to Fox Chase Cancer Center
PHILADELPHIA (November 2, 1998) -- Volunteers from the Trading Post resale shop in Paoli presented Fox Chase Cancer Center with $186,000 check at an annual meeting at the Center on October 19. The money was raised through sales at the store and was given as a gift for research.
The 40-year-old business is operated by volunteers who donate four hours a week and three Saturdays a year. The Trading Post stocks men's, women's and children's clothing, small furniture, bric-a-brac, and household goods. The store has been at its current location for 20 years. All proceeds go to Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Mimi Galef is president of the volunteer group. "We have tremendous increased competition," she said. "Many designer-type consignment shops are popping up everywhere. I feel our best asset, besides our merchandise, is our volunteers. Unfortunately, our numbers of volunteers are dwindling."
The Trading Post is located at 1536 E. Lancaster Ave. and is managed by Joan Lieblein. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to call Ms. Lieblein at (610) 644-6122.
Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 34 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. Fox Chase 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).