Oktoberfest Coming To Fox Chase Cancer Center
PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2009) – Fox Chase Cancer Center’s volunteer Board of Associates and the Devlin Fund for Cancer Research will be hosting a celebration of German entertainment, food, and drink at their first annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 24 from 5-8 p.m. on the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia). Guests will get the chance to sample bratwurst, knockwurst, or smoked kielbasa with sauerkraut, and then wash it down with a German beer or a glass of Riesling.
The event will also feature German music as well as dance performances and a raffle with great prizes. Guest will have the opportunity to win a one week stay in a 5-bedroom, 3-bath house in Ocean City, NJ (June 5-12 or October 2-9, 2010); an overnight stay for two at the Union League (Dinner and breakfast included); and a $100 gift certificate to The Melting Pot restaurant.
Tickets for Oktoberfest are $35 each; $40 at the door. All proceeds support cancer research at Fox Chase. For more information, call Bob Devlin at 610-334-0388 or 215-728-2441, or visit www.foxchase.org.
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).