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Georges Perrier Named Honorary Culinary Chair

Le Bec-Fin, Striped Bass, the Palm Restaurant and Moonstruck are only a few of the 50 restaurants offering their delicious fare at Fox Chase Cancer Center's ninth annual, "Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley." This year's food festival takes place on Saturday, June 9th from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Center's courtyard at 7701 Burholme Avenue in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia.

Renowned Philadelphia chef Georges Perrier is this year's honorary culinary chair of the event. For less than the cost of dining out, Plain and Fancy allows guests to sample outstanding specialties from some of the region's top dining establishments.

The $30 per person admission price for the evening of great tastes will directly benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center. The mouth-watering array of food,wines and sweets will be donated by the dining, wine and food establishments taking part. In addition to the feast, entertainment will include a performance by vocalist Michelle Parto, an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic, and an array of tantalizing raffle and silent auction prizes. Radio personality Dean Tyler of 950 WPEN-AM will host the festivities. Reservations are required at 215-728-2441 and parking is free.

The event is coordinated by the Center's volunteer Board of Associates. Board of Associates' chapters represent more than 800 volunteers who carry out fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center. Last year, the Board raised $75,000 for cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase. 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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