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Fox Chase Supports Annual “Get Your Rear in Gear” Run/Walk to Fight Colon Cancer

March 7, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2017) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce its continuing support for the Colon Cancer Coalition’s Annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk. Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will come together as members of the Fox Chase team on Sunday, March 26.

The family-friendly fundraiser will take place at the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall, and includes a 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, and a kids’ fun run. The annual event raises funds to support local efforts against colon cancer, including prevention, early detection, and treatment for the disease.

Registration opens at 7:00 am, and activities will get underway at 8:30. Surgical oncologist and native Philadelphian Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, and medical oncologist, Crystal Denlinger, MD, FACP are the co-leaders of the Fox Chase team. Both faculty members are excited to spearhead the Center’s involvement.

Fox Chase Drs. Crystal Denlinger, Jeff Farma, and Josh Meyers at the 2015 Get Your Rear in Gear.Fox Chase Drs. Crystal Denlinger, Jeff Farma, and Josh Meyers at the 2015 Get Your Rear in Gear.

“I always enjoy participating in Get Your Rear in Gear, because it brings many different people together through Fox Chase to support a great cause and raise needed funds, which help to make a significant impact in fighting this disease,” said Farma.

Entry fees are $27 for adults and $13 for children before March 19, 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 19, 2017 at 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.

       

The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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. 
For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).