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"The Hooty Owl Restaurant" Comes to Fox Chase Cancer Center's Child Care Program

PHILADELPHIA (August 24, 1999) -- Kindergartners from Creative Beginnings, the child care program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, are pleased to introduce "The Hooty Owl". The restaurant, named by the students, is "open for business" tomorrow between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The new limited-time venture is entirely child-owned and operated. The children in the kindergarten class, who go by "The Owls", created the lunch menu and have taken reservations for tomorrow from their teachers. The menu consists of sandwiches, salads, brownies, cupcakes, ice cream sundaes, iced tea and soda. The teachers have already filled out and submitted their lunch orders and the children will set the tables and prepare the lunches in the morning.

At lunchtime, the kindergartners will welcome their teachers to The Hooty Owl and serve them a delicious meal.

Creative Beginnings is accredited by the National Association of Educators for Young Children (NAEYC). Only five percent of early childhood programs nationwide have achieved this prestigious recognition. NAEYC accreditation is a rigorous, voluntary process by which early childhood programs demonstrate that they meet national standards of excellence.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 36 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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