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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

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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