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titConquer Cancer Coast-To-Coast National Bike Ride Arrives at Fox Chase Cancer Center on September 16

PHILADELPHIA (September 8, 1998) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center welcomes cross-country cyclist and breast cancer survivor Dani Grady as her 3,500-mile trek across the nation brings her to the region's top comprehensive cancer-care center. Grady is set to arrive at Fox Chase Cancer Center Wednesday, September 16 at 9 a.m.

Grady, 40, is a 10-year breast cancer survivor, an exceptional spokesperson for cancer patients and survivors, and an endurance athlete. She began her 70-day journey on July 20 in San Diego.

The Conquer Cancer Coast-to-Coast National Bike Tour will end at THE MARCH in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 26. THE MARCH is a national rally to help focus attention on the need for more cancer research funding.

At THE MARCH, Grady will present a banner signed by supporters from each of her stops along the 3,500-mile journey.

Grady has served as the National Cancer Institute's information resource person in Southern California for seven years. She is a leading member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and a reviewer of grant proposals for the National Cancer Institute. Grady is the co-chair of the National Bike Tour.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 34 National Cancer Institute-designated clinical comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and research, prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and community outreach programs.

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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