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Join Fox Chase Medical Oncologist and Breast Cancer Survivor at Upcoming Pink Picnic

BJ’s in Plymouth Meeting to host community picnic and unveil “Pink Ribbon” club merchandise

PHILADELPHIA (October 5, 2012)—BJ’s Wholesale Club will be hosting a FREE Pink Picnic for the community on Wednesday, October 10 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at its Conshohocken location (300 Alan Wood Road). Those attending the event will hear from Fox Chase Cancer Center medical oncologist Paula Ryan, MD, PhD, about advances in breast cancer screening, treatment and prevention. Local breast cancer survivor Sonia Smith will also share her cancer experience.

At the picnic BJ’s will also unveil their "Pink Ribbon" club merchandise that it will sell throughout the month of October. Proceeds from these products will go towards supporting the BJ's Charitable Foundation—which will distribute funds to 14 National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers, including Fox Chase Cancer Center.

The Pink Picnic is FREE and open to the public. All attendees will receive complimentary refreshments and a gift bag.

For additional information or to register for the event, please visit

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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