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20th Annual Potpourri Auction Features Fabulous Fifties Theme to Raise Funds for Patient Care at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (March 2, 1999) -- The 20th Annual Potpourri Auction by the Friends of the Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center will transform the Center cafeteria into the Fox Rock Cafe on Saturday, March 27. Starting at 6 p.m., you can take a nostalgic trip to the best of the '50s(be-bop to Bandstand sounds, feast on fabulous fifties fare (with cash bar), enter raffles for fantastic prizes and preview a host of goodies donated for auction.

The auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Items up for bids include:

  • Airline tickets
  • More than 50 overnight stays--about half of them for two-nights--ranging from Georgia to Maine and everywhere in between
  • More than 50 dinners for two
  • Flyers, 76ers and Phillies tickets (Club Box and other good seats)
  • Autographed baseballs, football and hockey puck
  • Pamper-yourself packages
  • Electronic goods
  • Roses for a bridal party
  • Gift certificates to museums, stores, sporting events and cultural events
  • Waterford crystal
  • Beanie Babies and lots more

The general admission fee of $20 per person covers the Fabulous Fifties Buffet. All net proceeds from admission tickets and auction bids benefit patient care at Fox Chase. Dress is casual--'50s attire is welcome!

Reservations are requested by or before Monday, March 22. For reservations and tickets, call Friends president Joe Hediger, 215-728-2457.

The Friends of the Hospital is a member organization of Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates. Board of Associates groups represent more than 700 volunteers who conduct fund-raising and educational activities to support Center research, patient care and specially designated projects, such as the Prevention Pavilion and the nursing scholarship fund.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 35 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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