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

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.

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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