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2nd Annual "Paws for the Cause" Dog Walk To Benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2000) -- You and your dog can help raise money for cancer prevention programs at Fox Chase Cancer Center's 2nd Annual "Paws for the Cause" dog walk on Sunday, October 22nd (rain or shine). Registration for pets and their owners begins at 8 a.m. at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Northeast Philadelphia.

Special guests include FOX Philadelphia anchor and dog-lover George Mallet. The fun gets underway at 9:00 a.m. with a dog/owner look-alike contest and other games. One, two and three-mile walks get underway at 9:20 a.m.

The registration fee is $10 per person and pledges are encouraged. To register or for information call 215-728-3024.

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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