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Paws for the Cause

Dawn TimmeneyDawn Timmeney

October 9, 2016 | 9 AM - Noon

Due to Rain, Event Moved to East Garage

Join Dawn Timmeney, her dog Finley, and hundreds of other people and their dogs at Fox Chase as they enjoy a one-mile Sunday morning stroll to raise funds for cancer research. Participants and their pups enjoy food, music, pet photos and contests, pet vendors and rescue organizations, entertainment for children and much more - all for a great cause. To date, the event has raised nearly $325,000!

Advance registration: adults $20, children 12 and under $10 - includes entertainment, light refreshments and giveaway items.
Onsite registration: adults $25, children 12 and under $15 - includes entertainment, light refreshments and giveaway items (while supplies last).

Register now!

Meet the Ambassadors

Patient Ambassador, MJ Flannery and our Rescue Ambassador, Buddy

MJ Flannery and her BuddyMJ Flannery and her BuddyLittle did MJ Flannery know in 2012 that her diagnosis of breast cancer would strengthen her relationship with her dog Buddy – but it was also the start of a fulfilling relationship with Fox Chase Cancer Center. After finding a lump in her breast in March 2012, MJ was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The silver lining was that she lived within walking distance of one of the country’s top cancer centers – Fox Chase. Her surgeon, Marcia Boraas, her nurse practitioner Kathleen Smith and her reconstructive surgeon, Sameer Patel, have all become like family to MJ, whom she credits with saving her life.

To pay it forward, MJ signed up for Paws for the Cause that fall and quickly became the leading fundraiser for Fox Chase’s annual dog walk. “During my treatment, I depended on Buddy, my rescue dog, for his love and companionship.” MJ is marking her fifth year in 2016, by challenging patients, staff, physicians and caregivers to join her by registering for Paws.

"The Paws for the Cause event helps raise money so the staff at Fox Chase can continue to treat patients using an integrated approach to the healing process and allows us to share hope within a fantastic community of survivors and their loved ones, including their pets," explains MJ, whose nurse practitioner, Kathy Smith, walked with her one year. "Having an event like Paws for the Cause brings people together to tell their story and possibly help someone else. It's a reminder to enjoy the gift of life and living it to the fullest with the ones around you.”

Join MJ and Buddy by registering today!

Read MJ's patient story here.