Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 18th Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog Walk

Dawn Timmeney
Dawn Timmeney

PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2017) – Fox Chase Cancer Center will host its 18th annual Paws for the Cause dog walk on Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12 pm. This one-mile walk around Fox Chase’s main campus will raise money for cancer research and prevention programs. Participants will also enjoy a variety of vendors, professional pet photos, animal rescue organizations, entertainment, refreshments, contests, and prizes. Since its first year, Paws for the Cause has raised more than $375,000.

Dawn Timmeney of Fox 29 News will return for her fifth year as emcee, joined by her dog Finley. Richard Greenberg, who has spent his entire 35-year surgical career at Fox Chase, will serve as Ambassador for 2017, along with his dog Cooper. Dr. Greenberg and Cooper have participated in Paws for the Cause since 2011, competing regularly for top fundraising honors.

The event will take place at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Participants who raise more than $250 will receive a signature t-shirt.

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The Fox Chase Board of Associates organizes Paws for the Cause, and is grateful to all supporters. Sponsors of this year’s event include our generous lead sponsor Canine Country Inc. as well as American Heritage Federal Credit Union. 

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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