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Board of Associates Makes Annual Contribution To Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (November 6, 2000) -- Sandra Mann of Rittenhouse Square, president of Fox Chase Cancer Center's volunteer Board of Associates, presented a check for over $1.25 million to Mrs. Barbara Young of Chestnut Hill, who accepted the annual contribution on behalf of the Center. Mrs. Young is a Board of Associates member and the wife of Fox Chase president Robert C. Young, M.D. The check presentation took place at the Board of Associates' October meeting.

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates is a volunteer group with eight member organizations, representing more than 700 volunteers in the five-county Delaware Valley area who conduct fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center. For information about volunteering, please call 215-728-2441.

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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