Mann Elected President of Fox Chase Cancer Center's Volunteer Board of Associates; Goldberg Completes Second Term as President
PHILADELPHIA (July 24, 2000) -- Sandra Mann of Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square has been elected president of Fox Chase Cancer Center's volunteer Board of Associates. She began her two-year term earlier this month. Mann succeeds Judi Goldberg of Rydal, Pa., who completed her second term as president in June.
Mann has been involved with the Board of Associates for three years. She is also a hospice volunteer for the Center's palliative care program.
"I believe in Fox Chase, its mission and the people who support it," said Mann. "I cannot think of a better way to devote my time and energy."
Mann recently co-chaired the gala opening of the new Loews Hotel in Center City Philadelphia, which benefited Fox Chase Cancer Center and raised over $500,000.
"I am very pleased that Sandi Mann has accepted the position," said Goldberg. "She already has a commitment to Fox Chase and brings with her all of the qualities that will make her successful in her new role."
During Goldberg's tenure, the board and its eight member organizations contributed over $2.2 million to programs for patient care and cancer research. A $1 million pledge helped support programs housed in the new Cancer Prevention Pavilion, where the Board of Associates is named as donor to the Margaret Dyson Family Risk Assessment Program.
"My work on the board has given me the opportunity to help people understand that its activities are designed not only to raise funds but also to educate the community about Fox Chase Cancer Center," said Goldberg.
Each year, high school and college students attend more than 30 educational tours of the Center, organized by the Board of Associates. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the board's annual 'Plain & Fancy' food fest benefits a one-year Fox Chase postdoctoral fellowship.
In June, the board hosted the eighth annual "Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley." The event, the board's biggest annual fundraiser, attracts hundreds of guests who enjoy the best in Philly fare, prepared by the region's top restaurants. This year, the event raised more than $78,000.
"The dedication and motivation of the volunteers I have worked with over the years has been inspirational," said Goldberg. "I look forward to a continued association with the Board of Associates and Fox Chase."
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates is a volunteer group with eight member organizations, representing more than 700 volunteers in the five-county Delaware Valley area who conduct fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center. For information about volunteering, please call 215-728-2441.
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: www.fccc.edu.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).