Fox Chase Cancer Center Patients Have a Sweet Way of Expressing Gratitude
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 10, 2006)- Robert and Linda Devlin, two loyal Fox Chase Cancer Center supporters, are expressing their gratitude to the Center by be holding a tasty fundraiser with Sweet Street Desserts of Reading, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dollar Store on Township Line Road. With the help of Sweet Street Desserts and 98.1 WOGL-FM, the couple will be selling delicious treats like pies, cakes, dessert bars, brownies and cheesecakes to help raise money for Fox Chase's cancer research programs.
The Devlin's organized this event with Sweet Street Desserts as a way to thank the Fox Chase staff for taking great care of Robert when he was undergoing treatment there. Robert's head and neck cancer was diagnosed in 2004. He underwent surgery and radiation under the care of John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief, Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology; Nicos Nicolaou, MD; and Jean Holland, RN, MSN, AOCN.
Then in 2005, Robert received a diagnosis of prostate cancer and was treated by David Y T Chen, MD, FACS He is currently recovered from surgery and starting to feel more like himself again.
"We have a special spot in our hearts for Fox Chase," said Linda Devlin. "In other institutions, you are just a number, but here they are empathetic and make a tough situation better."
For more information about this event, contact Robert and Linda Devlin at 610-779-9577 or email@example.com.
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).