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.