Fox Chase Cancer Center Patients and Temple University Football Tackle Cancer

Cancer survivors to be featured at 2nd Annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration on Oct. 29 at 3:30 pm

PHILADELPHIA (October 24, 2016) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has partnered with Temple University Athletics to host the 2nd Annual Cancer Survivors Day Football Game, October 29 at 3:30pm at Lincoln Financial Field. Current and former patients, caregivers, staff, faculty, and volunteers will be recognized on the field before the Temple Owls host the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

“We’re excited to partner with Temple Athletics again this year to celebrate cancer survivorship.” said Crystal Denlinger, MD, a medical oncologist and director of the survivorship program at Fox Chase. “This game honors and celebrates all those who have been touched by cancer in any capacity.”

Just before kick-off, hundreds of survivors will take the field wearing scarfs color-coded to represent their individual cancer types. Additionally, videos featuring survivors’ stories will play on the stadium’s screens throughout the game.

 

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 five 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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