Events at Fox Chase Cancer Center

The Dragon Boat Festival is a popular event every October

The Dragon Boat Festival happens along the Schuylkill River every October. Since the first event in 2002, festival participants and supporters have raised more than $1 million for Fox Chase. Thank you to the teams and all who support Fox Chase Cancer Center through this event.
This year it's October 3, 2015.

Other Events

Special Events

From Paws for the Cause to Survivors Day, special events support Fox Chase Cancer Center and our patient community around the year.
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News Releases

Starving Cancer Cells of Cholesterol Inhibits Tumor Growth and Improves Drug Sensitivity
(Sep 3, 2015)

Drugs that target key proteins involved in cholesterol metabolism could represent a promising new treatment strategy for a broad range of cancers, according to research by Fox Chase Cancer Center investigators.

Suzanne Miller Appointed Next Editor of Translational Behavioral Medicine
(Sep 1, 2015)

Dr. Miller is a professor of cancer prevention and control at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she also serves as director of the Psychosocial and Bio-Behavioral Medicine Department.

Fox Chase’s Breast Cancer Treatment Program Earns Prestigious NAPBC Accreditation for the Third Time
(Aug 20, 2015)

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers is administered by the American College of Physicians.

Press Releases 2015

Your support is critical to our success. Join us in our fundraising efforts and enjoy the exciting special events coming up.

IBC Meeting 
Thursday September 24, 2015 
Thursday, October 22, 2015
10 am 

Conference Room W200, West Building 
Fox Chase Cancer Center

The Institutional Biosafety Committee at Fox Chase (IBC) meets regularly. These meetings are open to the public.

5th Annual Celebration for Cancer Survivors

October 17, 2015
An annual gathering to celebrate life.

Lincoln Financial Field 
Temple University v. UCF Cancer Awareness Football Game

Register now for the Celebration  

Survivors receive two tickets to the game compliments of Temple Athletics. 


Patient Classes

Cancer Fatigue Program

Fall Session 2015
September 1 through November 17, 2015 

Tuesdays 4-6 pm

Fox Chase has a program to help with fatigue using both exercise and mindfulness.  The program also includes advice on diet and lifestyle that can assist with improving fatigue.

Call Dena at (215) 728 - 2592 for more information or to sign up.


Support Groups

Support groups are a free service to the community and are offered to Fox Chase Cancer Center patients, their families and to people receiving treatment elsewhere.


Special Events

Take Part and Help Support Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia holds special events all year to provide cancer education and to benefit the Center. Funds raised go to cancer research, prevention and treatment at Fox Chase. We also partner with community groups to help raise cancer awareness and support. Please join us by taking part in the great events coming up. To learn more, please call our special events office at 215-728-3163.

Run, Walk, and Play for Fox Chase

Athletic fundraising eventsEvery spring, various cancer advocacy organizations host walks, runs, and special events throughout the Philadelphia region to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. 

Many employees from Fox Chase as well as other entities within TUHS help to lead and take part in these community events.

Join them to support Fox Chase Cancer Center.


Marlyn Fein Chapter trip to Something Rotten                 
September 26, 2015
Broadway Show/Bus Trip (New York)  

For tickets, contact Harriet Kauffman, 215-969-8366.

Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Please Touch Museum, Fairmount Park
43 S. Concourse St, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, and their families are invited to join Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health at the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. The run-walk, now in its 17th year, will be held Saturday, September 12, in front of Memorial Hall in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park in order to celebrate ovarian cancer survivors and will raise awareness about the disease. The event will include a 5K run, as well as 5K and 1.5-mile walks.

Registration for the Fox Chase team, led by Women’s Cancer Center administrative director Bonnie Miller, is now open. You can register here. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:45 am, the 5K Run and 5K walk at 8:30 am. Registration is $30 for ages 6+ before August 1; $40 after that. To find out more about this and other opportunities, please click here.

2015 Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk!
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00 am
Martin Luther King Drive (Next to Art Museum) Philadelphia, PA

The Colon Cancer Alliance is hosting the 2015 Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk in Philadelphia on September 12. Join the Fox Chase Cancer Center team, led by Jeffrey Farma, MD and John Daly, MD. Your participation in the Undy Run/Walk helps the Colon Cancer Alliance and our local partners fight olorectal cancer in critical ways.

Join or suppport the Fox Chase team at

BreastFest Philly 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015; 3–8 pm
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, PA 19148

BreastFest Philly, hosted by the Tyanna Foundation, returns for what promises to be another outstanding event!  This year’s festival will feature live music from The Boatloads, Alice’s Garage, Northern Rednecks, Whitewalls and special acoustic music by Owl Camino Katelyn Christine.  Enjoy great food, beer and drinks, and a generous silent auction.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door, and group pricing is available with all proceeds benefitting breast cancer research, treatment and prevention programs at Fox Chase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

42st Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 28, 2015
Sandy Run Country Club
200 E. Valley Green Rd
Oreland, PA 19075

Join the Fox Chase Chapter of the Board of Associates for the 41st annual golf tournament. All golfers welcome– Full ticket includes golf, cart rental and dinner or buy a ticket for just dinner and open bar. For more information or to RSVP contact Barb Tursi at 215-728-2441 or

Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 14 Mesothelioma Golf Outing
Friday, October 2, 2015; 10:00 am
Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Union workers from around the region will team up with the members of the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 14 for the 21st Annual Mesothelioma Golf Outing on October 2 at Philmont Country Club.  Join in a day filled with fun and friendly competition for a great cause, and enjoy lunch, a shotgun scramble, cocktails, dinner and prizes.  Registration is $200 per golfer, with all proceeds benefitting Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Since its inception, the event has raised more than $2 million for research in the fight against mesothelioma, a rare cancer that is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.  For more information or to register, contact Bev Maccari at 215-289-4303 or

Dragonboat Festival
14th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2015; 8 am
Kelly Drive South

The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, and Fox Chase Cancer Center is proud to be represented by several teams racing this year!  Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River on Saturday, October 3rd for this annual event that celebrates ancient Chinese tradition.  Show your support and cheer on your favorite teams while enjoying music, food and plenty of fun!  Last year's supporters raised more than $208,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase. To support their efforts, log on to  For more information about the festival including how to register, visit

Bucks County Chapter  “Kegs and Corks for Cancer” 
October 3, 2015

The Event Center by Cornerstone, New Hope, PA

For information, contact David Wiest, 215-728-2966,

A Day in the Park with Team Tommy Z
A Day in the Park with Team Tommy Z
October 10, 2015; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Laurel Acres Park
1045 S. Church Street
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Team Tommy Z proudly presents the 14th Annual Day in the Park in memory of Tommy Zacierka, a loving husband and father who lost his battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer at the young age of 33.  This fun-filled family day includes a picnic, walk-a-thon, games, fishing on the lake, kite flying, raffles and more!  Registration is $40 per person and includes a t-shirt, lunch, participation in the day’s festivities and a donation to Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information or to register, visit

2nd Annual Team Roberts Head & Neck Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
Hosted by Verona Roberts
Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bloomsburg Town Park – Ft. McClure Blvd.
238 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Join members of Team Roberts for the first Head & Neck Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk for a wonderful cause benefiting Fox Chase Cancer Center.  This event is being hosted by Verona Roberts in honor of her husband Kenneth Roberts. To participate pre-registration is $20 on or before October 7th and registration is $22 on race day and begins at 8:00am.  For additional information contact or go to head and neck 5k.

Marlyn Fein Chapter Annual Membership Brunch 
October 18, 2015

Philmont Country Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA

For more information, contact Sharyn Litvin, 215-728-4797,

Paws for the Cause

Calling all dogs and dog-lovers for a one-mile dog walk
Join us for the 16th Annual Paws for the Cause
October 18, 2015
Paws walk time: 9 am – 12 pm


Marlyn Fein Chapter Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends              
October 20, 2015
Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA

For information, contact Shirley Bloch,  215-938-1323.

Marlyn Fein Chapter Royal Caribbean Grandeur  of the Seas Bahamas Cruise
October 24-November 1, 2015
leaving from Baltimore, MD

For information, contact Selma Bell, 215-860-3710. 

Light the Night Walk
Saturday, October 24, 2015; starting 4:30 pm
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eakins Oval, Philadelphia, PA

The Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health team is looking for participants and donors for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk on Saturday, October 24 at The Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval. During the annual evening walk, participants carry illuminated lanterns of different colors: survivors carry white lanterns, supporters carry red and family members of lost loved ones carry gold. Proceeds will be dedicated to funding research for blood cancer and ensuring access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.

Fox Chase Nurse Navigator Cathy Haberle, RN-BC, MSN, CBCN, CHPN is the captain of a fundraising team of Fox Chase faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, and their families participating in the event. Join or donate here. The walk will kick off at 4:30 pm. There is no registration fee. For more information about this and other opportunities, please click here.

Philadelphia Heart Walk
Saturday, November 7, 2015; starting 8 am
Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way (Broad & Pattison)
Philadelphia, PA

Faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, and their families are invited to join the Temple University Health team participating in the 2015 Philadelphia Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association on Saturday, November 7 at Citizens Bank Park. Proceeds from the annual walk will be donated to further progress in beating heart disease and stroke – two of the country’s most deadly diseases. Temple Health’s team is led by Karen Emanuel Javie, MSN, RN, the chief of operations for the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute and has a goal of $2 million. To join our team, or to donate, click here.

The walk kicks off at 8 am and is expected to run until noon. There is no registration fee. 

19th Annual George Bramhall Memorial Art Exhibition & Sale
Bucks County Chapter
Saturday-Sunday, November 7-8, 2015
The Event Center by Cornerstone
New Hope, PA

The Bucks County Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Board of Associates will host the 18th Annual George Bramhall Memorial Art Exhibition and Sale featuring works by more than 22 of the region’s finest artists. The event will feature live music, cocktails, catered hors d’oeuvres, and a raffle for an original piece of art. For reservations call Patti Ogiony, 215-833-0187, Free admission and parking for the public event on Sunday. For general information and sponsorship opportunities, visit

Marlyn Fein Chapter “The Girl on the Train” 
November 10, 2015
Maggio’s, Southampton, PA  

A discussion of the book by by Paula Hawkins.  For information contact Rosemary Shugar, 215-673-6331.