Events at Fox Chase Cancer Center

The Dragon Boat Festival is a popular event every October

The Dragon Boat Festival happens along the Schuylkill River every October. Since the first event in 2002, festival participants and supporters have raised more than $1 million for Fox Chase. Thank you to the teams and all who support Fox Chase Cancer Center through this event.
This year it's October 4, 2014.
Dragonboat event and registration

Other Events

Paws for the Cause

October 5, 2014. Each year hundreds of dogs and their owners make their way to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia to support the effort to prevail over cancer.
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Support Groups

Emotional and rehabilitation support for patients, their families.
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News Releases

Fox Chase Nurses to be Honored by Local Non-Profit Cancer Organization
(Aug 26, 2014)

Fox Chase Cancer Center infusion room nurses Karen Lorek, RN, and Caitlin Foley, RN, will each be honored on Saturday, September 6 by Lisa’s Army

Fox Chase Mobile Mammography Van to Visit Councilman O’Neill’s Office
(Aug 26, 2014)

On Friday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. Fox Chase Cancer Center’s mobile mammography van will visit Councilman Brian O’Neill’s neighborhood office at The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5.

Mark A. Hallman, MD, PhD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology
(Aug 19, 2014)

 

Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Surgery
(Aug 19, 2014)

 

Press Releases 2014

Your support is critical to our success. Join us in our fundraising efforts and enjoy the exciting special events coming up.

4th Annual Celebration for Cancer Survivors

September 18, 2014

Celebrate the Art of Survivorship
at the 4th Annual Celebration for Cancer Survivors


Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:00am - 5:00 pm. Drop-in Hope Mural painting.

5:00 - 8:00 pm. Join our Celebration for Cancer Survivors
featuring musical performance by singer, songwriter and cancer survivor Charlie Lustman; RSVP by September 8.

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Perspectives: A Cancer Journey From Three Points of View

Patient stories: A doctor, a patient, and a nurse navigator describe their journey through treatment. 

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Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause 2014

Calling all dogs and dog-lovers for a one-mile dog walk
Join us for the 15th Annual Paws for the Cause
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Paws walk time: 9 am – 12:00 pm

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Patient Classes

Breast Cancer Support Group

This is an open-ended support group for any woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Women can join at any time during or after treatment for support, information and sharing. 
Monthly, 6:30-8 pm, Areas B and C in the West Building Waiting Room.

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Ostomy Support Group

 July 17
 August 21
 September 18
April 17October 16
May 15November 20
June 10December 18

3rd Thursday of the month, Rooms C & D, Center Building

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Special Events

Take Part and Help Support Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia holds special events all year to provide cancer education and to benefit the Center. Funds raised go to cancer research, prevention and treatment at Fox Chase. We also partner with community groups to help raise cancer awareness and support. Please join us by taking part in the great events coming up. To learn more, please call our special events office at 215-728-3163.

29th Annual Hilferty Memorial Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 7, 2014; 11:30 a.m.
Bensalem Country Club
2000 Brown Avenue
Bensalem, PA 19020

You’re invited to enjoy a day of golf for a great cause at the 29th Annual Hilferty Family Memorial Golf Outing!  For nearly three decades, the Hilferty family has supported Fox Chase Cancer Center through this event in honor of Michael J. Hilferty, Sr. who passed away from cancer in 1980, and Michael’s son John Hilferty who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2003. The cost is $120 per golfer and includes dinner.  All proceeds benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Coventry House Apartments, a home away from home for out-of-town patients who might otherwise find the commute or cost of a hotel a hardship.  For more information or to register, contact Bob Hilferty at 215-791-5540 or hilfertygolf@gmail.com.   

The Main Line Chapter Meet-n-Greet
Wednesday, September 10, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  
Peppercorn
503 West Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA

The Main Line Chapter is hosting a cocktail party Meet-n-Greet. Help build the Chapter Member base starting with this event; a great opportunity for those in the Main Line area that may be interested in attending, learning more and hopefully joining. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the chapter for Fox Chase. Our goal is to involve the Main Line Community and raise money for cancer research and to promote achievements of the scientists and doctors at the hospital.

Insulators Local 14 20th Annual Mesothelioma Golf Outing
Friday, September 26, 2014; 10:00 a.m.
Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Union workers from around the region will team up with the members of the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 14 for the 20th Annual Mesothelioma Golf Outing on September 26 at Philmont Country Club.  Join in a day filled with fun and friendly competition for a great cause, and enjoy lunch, a shotgun scramble, cocktails, dinner and prizes.  Registration is $225 per golfer, with all proceeds benefitting Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Since its inception, the event has raised more than $2 million for research in the fight against mesothelioma, a rare cancer that is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.  For more information or to register, contact Bev Maccari at 215-289-4303 or bevmac14@aol.com.

17th Annual Dr. Don Cardea Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, September 26, 2014; 11:00 a.m.
Valleybrook Golf Club
200 Golfview Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Enjoy a day of golf for a great cause at the 17th Annual Dr. Don Cardea Memorial Golf Tournament.  This event honors Dr. Don – a cherished member of the community and professor in the recreation field who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 1998.  The day begins with registration at 11:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. followed by dinner and an awards presentation.  The cost is $120 per golfer, and all proceeds support pancreatic cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to register, visit www.drdontournament.com.


13th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014; 8:00 am
Kelly Drive South

The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, and Fox Chase Cancer Center is proud to be represented by several teams racing this year!  Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River on Saturday, October 4th for this annual event that celebrates ancient Chinese tradition.  Show your support and cheer on your favorite teams while enjoying music, food and plenty of fun!  Last year's supporters raised more than $208,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase. To support their efforts, log on to  www.foxchase.org/giving/dragonboat.  For more information about the festival including how to register, visit www.philadragonboatfestival.com.

Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause 2014

Calling all dogs and dog-lovers for a one-mile dog walk
Join us for the 15th Annual Paws for the Cause
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Paws walk time: 9 am – 12:00 pm

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A Day in the Park with Team Tommy Z
Saturday, October 11, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Laurel Acres Park
1045 S. Church Street
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Team Tommy Z proudly presents the 13th Annual Day in the Park in memory of Tommy Zacierka, a loving husband and father who lost his battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer at the young age of 33.  Since its inception in 2002, this fun-filled family day has raised nearly $150,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase.  Guests will enjoy  a picnic, walk-a-thon, games, fishing on the lake, kite flying, raffles and more!  Registration is $40 per person and includes a t-shirt, lunch, participation in the day’s festivities and a donation to Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to register, visit www.TeamTommyZ.com.

BreastFest Philly 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014; 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mad River Manayunk
4100 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

In honor of breast cancer month this October, help spread awareness and raise funds for Fox Chase all while having a great time!  Join the Tyanna Foundation on October 11 at Mad River Manayunk for BreastFest Philly, an afternoon festival of great music, drinks, food and fun.   This year’s event  will feature live music from Sin Brothers, Alice’s Garage, Northern Rednecks, and The Whitewalls plus acoustics by Skinny Cool Kid & Owl Camino.  Enjoy great food, open bar of beer and specialty drinks, raffles, silent auction and more!  Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door and $30 for students with valid college ID, with all proceeds benefitting breast cancer treatment and prevention programs at Fox Chase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.breastfest.org/cities/Philadelphia.