Fox Chase Gets Its “Rear in Gear” to Fight Colon Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (March 21, 2016) — Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will come together as members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center team for the Colon Cancer Coalition’s Annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

The family-friendly 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, and kids fun run will take place at the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall. The event will raise colon cancer funds to support local efforts, including prevention, early detection, and treatment for the disease. The day will begin with registration at 7 a.m., and activities will get underway at 8:30 a.m. Fox Chase’s team will be led by surgical oncologist and native Philadelphian Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, and medical oncologist, Crystal Denlinger, MD, FACP. Both faculty members are excited to lead Fox Chase’s team in the fight against colon cancer at this year’s run.

 “I look forward to this event every year,” said Farma. “Get Your Rear in Gear brings our patients, staff and families from all backgrounds together to support a great cause and raise awareness about a serious illness. Colon cancer is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer.  This event and the funds raised help to make a significant impact in conquering this disease.”

Entry fees are $27 for adults and $13 for children (until March 27), and $35 for adults and $15 for children on race day. All Fox Chase team members will receive a free team T-shirt. Online registration ends Sunday, March 27at midnight.

To join the Fox Chase team or to make a donation, visit Fox Chase team’s page on the Get Your Rear in Gear website.

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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