Congressman Brendan F. Boyle Presented This Year’s Awards at Fox Chase’s Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Brendan Boyle, D-13th Dist
Brendan Boyle, D-13th Dist

PHILADELPHIA (April 11, 2016) — Fox Chase Cancer Center hosted its Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the JC Melrose Country Club in Cheltenham, PA.

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle of the United States House of Representatives presented this year’s volunteer awards. Congressman Boyle serves as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District.

“I am honored to present the awards to the dedicated volunteers of the Fox Chase Cancer Center community,” said Boyle. “What they do for the families of Fox Chase is truly immeasurable.

The Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon honors Fox Chase’s volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the Center, its faculty, patients and families. The luncheon was held from 10:30 am until 2:00 pm with a volunteer photo opportunity at 11:00 am. 

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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