Fox Chase Cancer Center Proudly Supports Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (August 6, 2020) - As part of its never-ending commitment to community health, Fox Chase Cancer Center proudly supports Miles for Melanoma 2020 in Philadelphia. The Melanoma Research Foundation is adhering to social distancing guidelines and making the 5k run/walk virtual this year.

Fox Chase faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will continue to work to raise money for skin cancer research, education, and awareness.

“Those who have participated in Miles for Melanoma in the past show that no patient is alone in the fight against it, and the charitable donations pave the way for research,” said Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, chief of general surgery and co-director of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program. Farma will serve as the Fox Chase team captain.

To make a donation, access more information, or sign up to be a member of Fox Chase’s team, visit Registration to participate is $35 and will include a ticket to the Philadelphia Zoo. The admission ticket can be used within the year.

Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase), which includes the Institute for Cancer Research and the American Oncologic Hospital and is a part of Temple Health, is one of the leading comprehensive cancer 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 is also one of just 10 members of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers. 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 six 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. It is the policy of Fox Chase Cancer Center that there shall be no exclusion from, or participation in, and no one denied the benefits of, the delivery of quality medical care on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, age, ancestry, color, national origin, physical ability, level of education, or source of payment.

For more information, call 888-369-2427