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Philadelphia Freedoms Presents $22,000 Check to Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 27, 2006) - Members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center community will honor the Philadelphia Freedoms, 2006 World Team Tennis Champions, for their generous donation of $22,000 at a special tea on Monday, October 30, 2006. The tea will take place on the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia.

Five years ago, Fox Chase became the first sponsor of the Philadelphia Freedoms. Now, Fox Chase is not only a host sponsor but also the official charity.

The donation represents fundraising efforts led by the Freedoms and Fox Chase over the past year. The $22,000 represents money raised by auctioning autographed items from Pete Sampras and Venus Williams, donations during the matches and all parking proceeds. In addition, each ace scored throughout the season yielded a $100 gift.

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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