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Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 13th Annual "Pedal for Prevention" Bike Ride and Walk; Special Teams Honor Cancer Survivors

PHILADELPHIA (September 4, 2002) - Cancer survivors, family members and friends are invited to use their "pedal power" at Fox Chase Cancer Center for the 13th annual Fox Chase Cancer Center Pedal for Prevention bike ride and walk on Sunday, October 6th presented by Ortho Biotech. The ride and the walk begin on the Fox Chase campus and all proceeds benefit the Research Institute for Cancer Prevention. There is a post-ride celebration immediately following the ride and walk sponsored by Nutrition Management Services, Inc.

WCAU-TV Channel 10 Meteorologist Bill Henley returns as this year's honorary chairperson.

The non-competitive "Pedal for Prevention" is a town and country trek that takes riders through the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia and adjacent Montgomery County area. Non-cyclists and others who feel more comfortable on their feet are invited to take part in the "Pedaling Is Not For Me" walk. Riders and walkers are encouraged to get pledges.

Cancer survivors are invited to join the Pedal for Prevention Survivors' Teams being created for the ride and walk as well as the survivors' ceremony following the event.

All participants will be treated to morning refreshments, a warm-up stretching session, T-shirts and the Pedal for Prevention post-ride celebration. Top fundraisers will win great prizes.

Pre-registration fees are $45 per person. Day-of-event registration is $55 per person. Check-in is in front of the West Building at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., in Northeast Philadelphia. Check-in times are 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.

For more event information, registration forms, or to volunteer call Fox Chase Cancer Center's special events department at (215) 728-2531.

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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