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Plain and Fancy Food Fest Returns to Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (May 11, 2010) – Sample an array of delicious food and beverages as Fox Chase Cancer Center brings back its Plain & Fancy event on Saturday, June 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This fabulous food fest, held in the Fox Chase courtyard (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia), features a variety of restaurants from across the Philadelphia region.

Guests attending the event will have the opportunity to sample a wide selection of delicious foods and beverages from some of the area’s best restaurants like Moonstruck, Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse, Marsha Brown, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and many more.  In addition, they’ll get to enjoy great musical entertainment, a visit from the Phillie Phanatic, and lots of great raffle and silent auction prizes.

The cost is $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door.  Plain & Fancy benefits cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase.
For more information, including a listing of participating restaurants, or to make your reservations, visit or call 215-728-2441.

Plain & Fancy is sponsored by Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates, a dedicated group of women and men who volunteer time and talents to support patient care and cancer research at the Center. Since 1965, the group has grown to include six member chapters and affiliates, which raise money for research and patient care through special projects and events. Over the years, the Board of Associates has raised more than $17 million for Fox Chase.

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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