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"Paws for the Cause" Dog Walk To Benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 1999) -- Grab your pooch and sign up for the first annual "Paws for the Cause" dog walk on Sunday, October 17th (rain or shine) to raise money for Fox Chase Cancer Center. Registration for pets and their owners begins at 8 a.m. at Fox Chase, 7701 Burholme Ave., Northeast Philadelphia. The fun gets underway at 9 a.m. with a dog/owner look-alike contest judged by FOX 29 anchor and dog-lover George Mallet. The two-mile walk begins at 9:20 a.m. Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell and "First Dog" Mandy will join in the morning's activities. Dallas, a certified pet therapist at Fox Chase, is the chairdog for the walk.

The registration fee is $10 per person and pledges are encouraged. For pre-registration forms or for information, call 215-728-3024. Philadelphia 7-11 stores will provide snacks and water.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 36 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).

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