Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple Health Support Race for the Cure

PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2016) — Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families and friends will come together as members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple Health team at Susan G. Komen Philadelphia’s 26th Annual Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day — Sunday, May 8, 2016.

The family-friendly 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk, which will take place at Eakins Oval and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, helps raise funds for breast cancer research, community grants, and educational and outreach initiatives through Komen Philadelphia. The event will begin with opening ceremonies at 7 am, including the Survivors Parade of Pink, followed by race activities at 8:15 am.

Fox Chase–Temple Health’s team spokesperson will be Fox Chase surgeon Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS. Bleicher specializes in breast cancer and focuses on novel treatment modalities, clinical trials, and cosmetic outcomes.

“I enjoy coming to this event every year to see how many people are working together to combat breast cancer,” said Bleicher. “My goal as Fox Chase–Temple Health’s spokesperson is to get people really excited about the movement to end this disease.”

The Women’s Cancer Center at Fox Chase, which opened in summer 2009, is the Philadelphia region’s first facility of its kind. The Women’s Cancer Center builds on Fox Chase’s longstanding history of world-renowned expertise in breast and gynecologic cancers. Its offerings reflect Fox Chase’s comprehensive approach with both clinical and research programs spanning the continuum of care from risk assessment, screening and diagnostics, to treatment, support, and survivorship. In addition, the Center offers therapies available only through clinical trials at Fox Chase.

For more information about the 2016 Race for the Cure, to join the Fox Chase team on race day, or to make a donation, visit the Fox Chase–Temple Health team page.

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