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"Plain & Fancy" Raises $79,500 for Patient Care and Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (July 6, 2000) -- This year's annual "Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley" food festival raised more than $79,500 for patient care and cancer research. The June 10th event marked the eighth season for the festival in the courtyard at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

About 700 people enjoyed the scrumptious samplings prepared by the 54 restaurants participating in "Plain & Fancy." Toto Schiavone of Toto in Center City and Claire DiLullo of Moonstruck Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia were this year's honorary culinary chairs. The crowd-pleasing Phillie Phanatic also dropped by to entertain the crowd and pose with his young fans.

Each year, "Plain & Fancy" is coordinated by Fox Chase's volunteer Board of Associates. Board of Associates' chapters represent more than 700 volunteers who carry out fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at:

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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