Fox Chase Cancer Center Patients Celebrate Survivorship by Tackling Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (October 7, 2015) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has partnered with Temple University Athletics to host the 5th Annual Celebration for Survivors. Patients, caregivers, staff, faculty, volunteers and friends will celebrate survivorship by tackling cancer as the undefeated Temple Owls host the University of Central Florida Knights. Past celebrations have included a combination of food tasting, mural making and music.

“We applaud Temple Athletics for expanding its annual breast cancer awareness game to include patients with all types of cancer this year,” said Crystal Denlinger, MD, a medical oncologist at Fox Chase who heads the survivorship program.

On Saturday, October 17 the Owls will host the Knights at 7:30 pm at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Just before kick-off, more than 100 survivors will take the field wearing shirts color-coded to represent their individual cancer types. Tailgate in Lot K begins at 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served (BYOB). There will also be a parent-child touchdown pass after the game.

Six Fox Chase patients shared their individual journeys in brief videos that will play during the game.  “I am honored to be a part of this event to help celebrate cancer survivorship,” said Lawrence James, a cancer survivor and father of two who was treated at Fox Chase. “This is a wonderful opportunity to help raise awareness for cancer survivorship.”

For tickets, contact the Temple Athletics Sales Office at 215-204-8499 or write to [email protected].

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.

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