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.