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Unity Day Yields Bike for Germantown Resident in Fox Chase Cancer Center Drawing

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 4, 2001)-Thousands of people came to Philadelphia's annual Unity Day celebration Aug. 19 on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and one young man left a big winner.

Anthony Empson, 12, of the Germantown section of Philadelphia won a drawing for a new bicycle sponsored by Fox Chase Cancer Center. Cycle Sonic of Rockledge, Pa., provided the men's mountain bike for the free drawing.

"I can't believe I won," exclaimed Empson. "I'm so happy"!

Fox Chase was at the event to promote some of its programs, including the Prostate Risk Assessment Program for men at increased risk of prostate cancer and the new prostate cancer prevention trial called SELECT (Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial). To learn more about the Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program, call 215-728-2406. For information about the SELECT prevention trial, call 1-800-ENROLL ME.

"Unity Day really brought the best of the Philadelphia community together," said Taroya Sargent, who represented the Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program at the Fox Chase table. "People who stopped by were truly interested in what Fox Chase can do for them."

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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