Fox Chase Cancer Center to Raise Funds at Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (October 2, 2017) – As part of its ongoing commitment to community health, Fox Chase Cancer Center is the local presenting sponsor of the 2017 Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia. Faculty and staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will come together at this family-friendly 5K run/walk to raise funds to support melanoma research, education, and advocacy through the Melanoma Research Foundation. The run/walk starts at 8 a.m. at the Philadelphia Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 7. Check-in and registration begin at 7:00 a.m.

“Fox Chase is excited to again be a leading force in Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia to support the Melanoma Research Foundation’s efforts to help everyone prevail over melanoma,” said Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, associate professor of surgical oncology and codirector of the Melanoma Program at Fox Chase. 

“We are grateful to have Fox Chase as a strong supporter of the Melanoma Research Foundation’s efforts to raise funds for new research and more treatment options,” said Steve Silverstein, chairman of the Melanoma Research Foundation board of directors. “The institution and individual people are very important to our work.”

For more information about the Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia, to register to join the Fox Chase team on race day, or to make a donation, visit

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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