Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates Presents $ 1,035,000 Check To President
PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2005) -- Margaret Merjanian, of Paoli, Pa., president of Fox Chase Cancer Center's volunteer Board of Associates, presented a check for $1,035,000 to Robert C. Young, MD, president of Fox Chase Cancer Center. The annual contribution represents the fundraising efforts for the past year by the Board of Associates and its five member chapters. The money is designated for cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates is a volunteer group with eight member organizations, representing more than 800 volunteers in the five-county Delaware Valley area who conduct fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center. In 2005, the Board of Associates celebrated its 40th anniversary of service to the Center. The cumulative total of giving is $14,209,354.
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).