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Spring into Action at Pedal for Prevention with Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2004) -- Join NBC 10 meteorologist, Bill Henley at the 14th annual Pedal for Prevention Bike Ride and Walk on Sunday morning, May 2, 2004 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Henley, honorary chair of the ride, will join participants as they pedal their way through the beautiful Northeast Philadelphia community in an effort to raise money for cancer research at Fox Chase.

Riders have the option of choosing between the 10, 20, or 40-mile ride. Start times are staggered. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Hospital of Fox Chase, a "metric century" ride will also be available. This 60 km. route is for more advanced cyclists looking for a longer and more challenging experience. A two to three mile walk is available for walking participants.

Pre-registration is $45 per person and $55 for day-of-event registration. Each participant is asked to raise $100 in pledge donations. After completing the course, participants are welcome to enjoy the post-ride celebration in the Fox Chase courtyard.

Volunteers also are needed for this event! Sign up today!

For more information or to become a volunteer for Pedal for Prevention, contact Kimberly Wagner in Fox Chase's special events department at 215-728-3163 or

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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