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Volunteers Needed for Fox Chase Cancer Center Gift Boutique

PHILADELPHIA (February 10, 1999) -- The Friends of the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center needs more volunteers Monday through Friday to staff the gift cart in the main outpatient lobby. Merchandise on sale includes a variety of gifts, food, clothing, accessories and other items to meet patient needs. All proceeds directly support patient care.

"We are at an exciting time and are anticipating the opening of a flagship gift shop in late 1999 or early 2000," said Kathie Reed-McKain, director of volunteer services at Fox Chase. The new shop will be located in the Prevention Pavilion currently under construction.

Reed-McKain urges interested men and women to "join the team of winning volunteers who together work to reduce the burden of cancer." For more information about volunteering for the gift cart or to explore the wide variety of other volunteer opportunities at Fox Chase Cancer Center, call Kathie Reed-McKain at 215-728-2560.

The Friends of the Hospital is a member organization of Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates. Board of Associates groups represent more than 700 volunteers who conduct fund-raising and educational activities to support Center research, patient care and specially designated projects, such as the Prevention Pavilion and the nursing scholarship fund.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 35 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.

The Cancer Research Foundation of America was founded in 1985 by its president, Carolyn R. Aldig. Since its inception, CRFA has provided funding to more than 200 scientists at more than 100 leading academic institutions across the country.
Through the Foundation's public education programs, thousands of men, women and children have received life-saving information about cancer, including early detection and prevention. When the Foundation began, cancer prevention was a neglected area, but today prevention research is booming and enormous gains are being made. The Cancer Research Foundation of America has played a crucial role in instigating these critical changes.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 35 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).

Media inquiries only, please contact Diana Quattrone at 215-728-7784.

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