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CWA Local 13,000 Raises $11,000 For Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center; Total Donation For Ten Years Tops $83,500

PHILADELPHIA (August 30, 2001)--Members and friends of the Communications Workers of America Local 13,000 presented a check for $11,000 to Fox Chase Cancer Center for cancer research and patient care.

The money was raised primarily from proceeds of the 10th Annual CWA Jim Willer Golf Tournament held annually at the Juniata Golf Course in Northeast Philadelphia.Willer, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, was executive vice president of CWA Local 13,000 before dying of prostate cancer in 1991 at the age of 47. Each year, nearly 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 31,500 men die of the disease.

CWA secretary-treasurer Patricia A. Maisano presented a check for $11,000 to Fox Chase director of special events, Michael Casey. CWA has raised more than $83,500 over ten years for Fox Chase.

For information about the Spring 2002 12th Annual CWA Jim Willer Golf Tournament please call Patricia Maisano at 215-564-6169.

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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