Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates Presents $761,100 Check to President and CEO
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 29, 2007) — Barbara B. Johnson of Jenkintown, Pa., president of Fox Chase Cancer Center's volunteer Board of Associates, presented a check for $761,100 to Fox Chase President and CEO, Michael V. Seiden, MD, PhD, on Monday, October 22. The annual contribution represents the fundraising efforts by the Board and its member organizations over the past year. 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 seven 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.
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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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