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Fox Chase Cancer Center Awarded "Medal of Valor" from The Wellness Community of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (June 14, 2000) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center has been chosen as the year 2000 recipient of the "Medal of Valor" given by The Wellness Community of Philadelphia. The award was be presented June 2, 2000 by cancer survivor Ted Kennedy, Jr. and Patricia Wellenbach, executive director of The Wellness Community of Philadelphia and received by Dr. Michael Torosian on behalf of Fox Chase.

The Wellness Community of Philadelphia annual awards the "Medal of Valor" to "the individual or organization that demonstrates an understanding that conventional medical treatment is not complete without providing psychosocial support for individuals and families struggling with a cancer diagnosis."

The mission of The Wellness Community of Philadelphia is to help people with cancer and their loved ones enhance health and well being by providing a free professional program of psychological support, education and hope. For more information, please call The Wellness Community of Philadelphia at 215-879-7733, 888-819-3553, or visit their website at

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at:

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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