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Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund Hosts 4th Annual Fitlife Marathon for a Cure

Event benefits breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 17, 2013)—Join the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund as they host the 4th Annual FitLife Marathon for a Cure on Sunday, April 21 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the FitLife Performance Center in Ivyland, PA (157 Railroad Drive). Every year the event brings together high school and college students from Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks County to participate in a variety of fitness activities—running, fitness training, relays, tag and more—to help raise funds for breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

To participate, students are asked to form teams of at least 12 people. Once the teams are formed they are encouraged to solicit sponsorship from family, friends, local businesses, and anyone else they think may be willing to support their team’s effort. In the past the event has garnered tremendous support from businesses across the counties.

The event organizers hope that this year’s FitLife Marathon for a Cure surpasses what they raised last year, which was $32,000.

For more information about the event, contact Cheryl Stein Herman at 215-858-3961.

The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund is a volunteer organization that raises money for cancer research. Since its inception in 2001, the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund has raised more $1.1 million for breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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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