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Make Volunteering A New Year's Resolution

PHILADELPHIA (December 2, 1999) -- In the midst of this busy holiday season, plan to set aside some time in the year 2000 to volunteer for Fox Chase Cancer Center at their new office located in Bryn Mawr.

Volunteers are needed to welcome patients and visitors, support the work of the receptionist, and manage the patient resource room. Volunteers will have the opportunity to enhance care through direct interaction with patients, families and staff.

Interviews by appointment and training will be conducted at the office. For information, call Kathie Reed-McKain in the Fox Chase Volunteer Services Department at 215-728-2560.

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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