Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause October 6, 2019 | 9 AM - Noon

Save the Date: October 18, 2020 | 9 AM - Noon

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Fox Chase Cancer Center will host the 21st Annual Paws for the Cause dog walk on Sunday, October 18, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition to a one-mile walk around the Fox Chase campus, participants will enjoy food, music, professional pet photos, entertainment for children, contests and prizes, and more. A variety of vendors and animal rescue organizations also will be on hand on the day of the event. Since its first year, Paws for the Cause has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase.


Thanks to Everyone Who Made the 2019 20th Paws for the Cause a Success

Dr. Sameer Patel, Physician Ambassador
Ms. Lori Giampaolo, Patient Ambassador

20th Anniversary Ambassadors 

Sue Serio, Good Day Philadelphia Weather Anchor, with RufusSue Serio, Good Day Philadelphia Weather Anchor, with Rufus

Sue Serio of Fox 29 News—joined by her dog, Rufus—will emcee.

The event, which is organized by Fox Chase’s Board of Associates, will take place at Fox Chase Cancer Center in the Reimann Lot. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10:45 a.m. Generous support for this event is being provided by title sponsor West Pharmaceutical Services.

We hope you enjoyed last year’s event. You can find photos from the day on our Flickr page.

Thank you again for supporting the Board of Associates and Fox Chase Cancer Center. We look forward to seeing you again for our 21st annual Paws for the Cause in the fall.


Lori Giampaolo, Patient Ambassador

Lori Giampaolo noticed a lump in her left breast in December 2017. After a mammogram and an ultrasound at a local hospital, she was immediately scheduled for a biopsy three days before Christmas. Lori was diagnosed with Stage 3 ductal carcinoma which had spread to a few lymph nodes. She was HER2-positive, estrogen positive, and progesterone negative.

After a whirlwind of MRIs, CT scans, bone scans, blood work, and echocardiograms, she learned that her cancer was contained. It was then that Lori decided to pursue a second opinion at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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Dr. Sameer Patel, Physician Ambassador

Sameer A. Patel, MD, FACS, came to Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2007 after completing a fellowship in microsurgical reconstruction. Since he decided he wanted to enter the field of plastic surgery, he knew he wanted to specialize in reconstruction. “I chose this specialty to improve quality of life for patients by helping to restore appearance and function after cancer treatment,” said Patel.

Patel specializes in breast cancer, head and neck cancer, melanoma, sarcoma, and skin cancer. He is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network breast cancer panel. Patel was also listed in Top Doctors 2019 by Philadelphia Magazine.

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