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Fox Chase Cancer Center Supporter to Be Honored For Her Dedication to Breast Cancer Awareness

PHILADELPHIA (September 14, 1998) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce its Board of Associates Executive Member Novella Lyons, of the Germantown section of Philadelphia will be formally recognized for her achievements in promoting breast cancer awareness and assisting breast cancer victims. She will be honored by the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization on Saturday, September 26, at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building, at 7:30 p.m.

As a breast cancer survivor, Lyons has gone out of her way to reach out to others diagnosed with breast cancer. Since 1994, she has given spiritual support to newly diagnosed patients, and tended to the individual needs of many women with breast cancer. Also, she has coordinated several educational programs for women in her community.

More recently, Lyons has established a non-profit organization, Women of Faith and Hope, which provides hundreds of women with breast cancer information and recuperative assistance. Novella is also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society.

Also receiving honors will be local breast cancer survivors Eleanor Davis, of Berwyn, Pa., and Sarah Freed, of Exton, Pa. The honors will be awarded at "An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch," a dinner and performance by Marvin Hamlisch. A renowned composer and entertainer, Hamlisch has done the music or adaptations for such productions as The Way We Were, The Sting, A Chorus Line and They're Playing Our Song.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 34 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation. The Center's activities include basic and clinical 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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