Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Board of Associates Named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group of the Year

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 15, 2012)—Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Board of Associates—a long standing group of volunteers who raise money for research and patient care through special projects and fundraising events—was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising Group of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC). The group was honored at AFP-GPC’s annual event at The Philadelphia Loews Hotel for National Philanthropy Day on November 14, 2012.

“We are honored to receive this noteworthy award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals,” said Elizabeth R. Rizor, president of Fox Chase’s Board of Associates. “Our group is filled with dedicated people who really care about Fox Chase’s mission, they are truly deserving of this award.”

Fox Chase’s Board of Associates is a group of volunteers who have been supporting patient care and cancer research at the Center since 1965. The group has grown to include six member organizations, which raise money for research and patient care through special projects and events. Over the years, they have raised more than $19 million dollars.

For more information or to join a chapter of Fox Chase’s Board of Associates, please call 215-728-2441.

About National Philanthropy Day:
National Philanthropy Day honors truly exceptional volunteers and donors for their work in the community. Over 600 local leaders took part in celebrating National Philanthropy Day in Philadelphia to honor the tremendous efforts of the individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy and communities through the region.

About AFP-GPC:
The mission of AFP-GPC is to enhance the philanthropic effectiveness of the Greater Philadelphia community through the promotion of ethical practices, professional development, education, communication, leadership, and service. AFP-GPC strives for excellence, encourages diversity and models professionalism in the pursuit of ethical and effective philanthropy.

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