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Fox Chase Cancer Center Announces 3rd Annual "Paws for the Cause"

PHILADELPHIA (October 27, 2001) - On Sunday, October 28, 9:00 a.m., Fox Chase Cancer Center sponsors its 3rd annual "Paws for the Cause" dog walk. This fun-filled day is dedicated to raising funds for the cancer prevention programs at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

This one, two, or three-mile walk will take place on the grounds at Fox Chase. The registration fee is $10 and pledges per mile are encouraged. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Fox Chase Cancer Center (rain or shine).

Last year, dogs and their owners helped raise $13,000 for Fox Chase's cancer prevention research. With events like a dog-owner look alike contest, pet portraits, on-site vendors, and a showcase of amazing pet tricks, this year's event is certain to be fun for all, whether you have two legs or four. Fox Chase also welcomes the return of FOX Philadelphia's George Mallet, Paws for the Cause honorary chairperson.

For more information, contact Maryann Krajkowski at (215) 728-3024 or

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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