Meet Our Donors

Honoring a loved one. Supporting innovative research. Expressing gratitude for compassionate care.

There are many motivations behind the gifts supporting the mission of Fox Chase Cancer Center. These are the stories of Fox Chase donors.

Impacting the Next Generation

After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014, Beth came to Fox Chase for treatment because she wanted an intimate experience where the doctors and nurses would remember her name. Through difficult treatments, she remained confident, knowing that if one course was not effective, there may be a new drug on the horizon thanks to research. Beth wants other patients to have that same outlook by helping advance the future of research... Read more.

Don MorelA Plan for Progress to Carry On

A diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in 2004 changed Cecily’s life. In remission with a daily oral chemotherapy pill since 2006, Rev. Sawyer-Harmon is grateful for the medication and knows that it is a direct result of many years of research. She believes she is called to “say thank you and to pay it forward” so she included Fox Chase in her estate plans to offer financial sustainability to the Institution for years to come… Read more.

Carol Elfant


Honoring Loved Ones Legacies

After both of their fathers died from lung cancer, Bill and Sue Federici became committed to advancing research of the disease. They met with Hossein Borghaei, DO, Chief of Thoracic Oncology, and Margie Clapper, PhD, Professor of Cancer Prevention and Research. “When we met with the doctors, we were touched by the passion and energy they brought to the research and detection of cancer.” The Federicis decided to donate… Read more.

Carol ElfantA Dog Walk that Gives Back

After a mammogram, followed by an ultrasound and biopsy at a community hospital, the diagnosis was breast cancer, and Tracy and her mother decided to seek a second opinion at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Tracy immediately felt confident in her care team’s ability to treat her and found comfort in the compassionate nursing staff by her side. Tracy’s pets also lifted her spirits during treatment, so she was inspired to fundraise for Fox Chase’s annual mile-long dog walk… Read more.

Many of our loyal philanthropic partners are a part of one or both of our esteemed donor groups, The Laurel Society and The Elizabeth Anderson Society. We encourage you to find out more about joining these memberships, impacting cancer research and care of today and for years to come.

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