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

PHILADELPHIA (October 7, 2001) -- For more than a decade now, hundreds of people have used their "pedal power" to raise money for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. This year marks the 12th year for the Fox Chase Cancer Center Pedal for Prevention Bike Ride and Walk which takes place on Sunday morning, October 7 beginning on the Fox Chase campus.

The non-competitive town and country trek takes riders through the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia and adjacent Montgomery County area. The ride benefits the Research Institute for Cancer Prevention at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

For non-cyclists, a walk-a-thon fondly named "Pedaling Is Not For Me" will also be held the morning of the ride for those who feel more comfortable on their feet. Walkers are invited to get pledges to match their target distance.

All participants will be treated to morning refreshments, a warm-up stretching session, T-shirts and a special picnic following the morning's events. The top fundraisers will win great prizes.

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. Pre-registration is recommended.

For more event information and registration forms, call Fox Chase Cancer Center's Special Events Department at 215-728-3163.

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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