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Holiday Gift-Wrap Booth Raises Money for Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (November 29, 2001) -- Busy shoppers can save time while helping a good cause this holiday season. All it takes is a visit to Fox Chase Cancer Center's gift-wrap booth at the Willow Grove Mall.

The Marlyn R. Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center is sponsoring a gift-wrap booth on the 1st level of the mall, located near Santa's North Pole. Wrapping services are available for a small contribution until Monday, December 24th during mall hours.

Donations vary depending on the size of the gifts. All proceeds raised at the booth will go directly to cancer research and cancer prevention programs at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Anyone with some free time and a giving heart can volunteer. Chapter members will provide "on the job" training. For more information, please call Fox Chase's Board of Associates office at (215) 728-2441.

The Marlyn R. Fein Chapter is one of eight member organizations of Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates, representing more than 800 volunteers who conduct fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center.

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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