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"Tulli Motorcycle Ride for the Cure" to Benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (September 17, 2002) - Get yourself in gear for the 2nd Annual "Tulli Motorcycle Ride for the Cure" to take place on Saturday, Oct. 12th at 9:00 a.m. The ride begins at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia and takes you to Dansbury Park in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. The ride honors the memory of Jill Marie Tulli who died of breast cancer at the age of 31. Proceeds raised will benefit the Resource and Education Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

"Breast cancer affects one of every eight women in the United States," says Stacie Mishler, of Holland, Pa., a member of the Tulli Fund Board of Trustees. "Not enough women are aware of all of the treatment and preventive options available now. Early detection is very important and that is why education is so critical."

The Jill Marie Tulli Breast Cancer Fund supports Fox Chase's Resource and Education Center, a multi-media facility that gives patients and their families access to a wealth of prevention-related information, with professional staffing.

"Jill Marie was a teacher and mentor-an inspiration to many. She loved helping people, and she would be happy to know so many lives are being saved in her memory. By participating in this ride, people can be assured that their money will go towards a good cause. At the same time, the Ride for the Cure promises to be a fun day for all," Mishler added.

Riders can choose from two routes to complete the Tulli Motorcyle Ride. If you prefer to experience the fall in all its foliage, take the two and a half-hour ride up the Poconos via the scenic route. If you prefer to travel "full speed," the express route will get you to the heart of the Poconos in only one and a half hours. And the Poconos boasts more attractions than merely picturesque surroundings. Take advantage of outlet shopping, adventure sports, the Christmas and pottery factories, and see how beer is made at the Barley Creek Brewing Company.

Sponsors of the event include: Smith Insurance Agency, Fabini Builders, Katz Developers, My Favorite Plumber, Odd Lot, The Plaza Club and Zenith Marketing.

Pre-registration fees are $20 per rider. Day-of-event registration fee is $25 per rider. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the ride starts at 9:00 a.m. from Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave. Advertising and rider sponsor fees start at $100. These fees include an inaugural patch, pin, lunch and entertainment. For more information, call 215-728-2810.

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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