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Dog Lovers Hit the Streets for Annual "Paws for the Cause" Dog Walk

PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2004) -- Pre-registration is underway for the Fox Chase Cancer Center's 6th Annual "Paws for the Cause" dog walk on Sunday, October 24, 2004, on the Center's campus, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia. Proceeds from this event will benefit cancer prevention programs at Fox Chase.

Registration for this one, two, or three-mile walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. the day of the event. The walk will begin at approximately 9:20 a.m. rain or shine. The registration fee is $10 per person and pledges are encouraged. Prizes will be given to the top pledge fundraiser. "Paws for the Cause" is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family. The event features activities such as the dog-owner look alike contest, the best "tail-wagger" wag-off, and the amazing pet-tricks competition! Prizes will be given to the top winner in each contest.

Fox Chase also welcomes back, honorary chairperson, George Mallet, of Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia.

For more information or pre-registration forms, contact Maryann Krajkowski at 215-728-3024 or

Fox Chase Cancer Center was founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as the nation's first cancer hospital. In 1974, Fox Chase became one of the first institutions designated as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fox Chase conducts basic, clinical, population and translational 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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