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Dog Lovers Hit the Streets for Fox Chase Cancer Center;s Annual "Paws for the Cause" Dog Walk

PHILADELPHIA (August 30, 2006) - Pre-registration is now open for the Fox Chase Cancer Center's 8th Annual "Paws for the Cause" dog walk on Sunday, October 22, at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine. The event takes place on the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia. Proceeds from this event will benefit cancer prevention programs at Fox Chase.

The website, www.foxchasegiving.org/paws, allows participants to register in advance and create a personal homepage for the one, two or three-mile walk. Registration will also be available the day of the event at 8:00 a.m. The registration fee is $10 per person and pledges are encouraged. Prizes will be given to the top pledge fundraiser.

"Paws for the Cause" is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. The event features activities such as the dog-owner look-alike contest, the best "tail-wagger" wag-off and the amazing pet-tricks competition! Prizes will be given to the top winner in each contest.

Fox Chase also welcomes back honorary chairperson, George Mallet, of Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia.

Be sure to visit the official Paws for the Cause web site at www.foxchasegiving.org/paws. This site allows you to pre-register and pre-pay via credit card, all with the click of a mouse.

For more information or pre-registration forms, contact Maryann Krajkowski at (215) 728-3024 or M_Krajkowski@fccc.edu.


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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