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Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 12th Annual "Pedal for Prevention" Bike Ride

PHILADELPHIA (August 23, 2001) — The 12th annual Fox Chase Cancer Center Pedal for Prevention Bike Ride will take place Sunday, Oct. 7. The non-competitive town and country trek takes riders through the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia and adjacent Montgomery County area. Money raised benefits the new Research Institute for Cancer Prevention at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

For non-cyclists, the "Pedaling Is Not For Me" walk-a-thon will also be held the morning of the ride. Walkers are invited to ask for pledges.

Check-in is at 7:00 a.m. for the 40-mile bike ride, 8:00 a.m. for the 10-mile and 20-mile bike rides, and 9:30 a.m. for the walk-a-thon at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Northeast Philadelphia. Pre-registration fees are $35 per person. Day-of-event registration is $40 per person. For more information, call 215-728-3163.

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).

Media inquiries only, please contact Jeremy Moore at 215-728-2700.

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