Fox Chase Cancer Center Supports 27th Annual Race for the Cure

Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS
Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS

PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2017) — On Mother’s Day, many members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center community will come together to participate in Susan G. Komen Philadelphia’s 27th Annual Race for the Cure. As in previous years, faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families and friends will work in advance to raise money for the team’s effort to prevail over breast cancer.

The family-friendly 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk will take place Sunday, May 14, at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event raises funds for breast cancer research, community grants, and educational and outreach initiatives through Komen Philadelphia. Opening ceremonies start at 7:00 AM, including the Survivors Parade of Pink, followed by race activities at 8:15 AM.

Fox Chase surgeon Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS serves as spokesperson for the Fox Chase team. Bleicher specializes in breast cancer and focuses on novel treatment modalities, clinical trials, and cosmetic outcomes.

“I enjoy seeing all the enthusiasm and energy our community puts into this effort to find a cure for breast cancer,” said Bleicher.

Visit the Fox Chase team page for more information about the 2017 Race for the Cure, to make a donation, or to join the Fox Chase team on race day.

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.

For more information, call 888-369-2427