Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 16th Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog Walk

All dogs and puppies are encouraged to register for the event

October 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2015) –Take a Sunday stroll with your dog and enjoy the fall weather while raising money for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center’s 16th annual Paws for the Cause. Join patient ambassador and prostate cancer survivor Arland Hotchkiss and his dog pal Rafa on Sunday, October 18, 2015, from 9 am to 12 noon and enjoy music, food, pet photos, contests and prizes, rescue organizations and pet-related vendors. Dawn Timmeney of Fox 29 News and her dog, Bhodi, will return as guest hosts for the event, which has raised more than $275,000 to date.

“I wanted to get involved as an ambassador with Paws for the Cause to honor the people I love who have been affected by cancer,” said Hotchkiss, whose team, 90-mile-an-hour Lloyd, was named in memory of a close friend, Lloyd Vernon. “My rescue dog, Rafa, and I are both survivors, and our goal is to raise funds for cancer research that will benefit patients now and in the future.”

The event takes place on Fox Chase’s Northeast Philadelphia campus (333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia). Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12 in advance ($25 for adults and $15 for children under 12 on-site). Participants receive a tote bag filled with pet-related treats. Participants who raise more than $100 will receive a signature long-sleeve t-shirt.

“I was honored to host this year’s Paws for the Cause event and help raise money for cancer research and prevention programs,” said Timmeney. “This family-friendly event welcomes the entire Fox Chase community and Bhodi and I look forward to it every year.”

For more information and to register, visit To sponsor Arland Hotchkiss and Rafa, click on “Sponsor a Participant” on the event’s registration site and search Arland’s name.

Sponsors of this year’s event include: American Heritage Credit Union; Hope Veterinary Specialists; Rau Animal Hospital; Metropolitan Veterinary Associates; Hopewell Veterinary Hospital; Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center; Mercedes-Benz of Ft. Washington; Unique Indoor Comfort Heating and Cooling; Preferred Auto Specialists; Camp Bow Wow; As You Wish Promotions; PHILLY Pet Pages; PetValu, Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital; Fox Chase Bank; 7-Eleven; Sodexo; Corrine Roxby and family; Leo and Debbie Sniger; and Vintage Cool.


The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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. 
For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).