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

March 13, 2018

Get Your Rear in GearPHILADELPHIA (March 13, 2018) — 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 Saturday, March 24.

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 A.M., and activities will begin by 8:30 A.M. Surgical oncologist and native Philadelphian Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, leads the Fox Chase team and are so excited to spearhead the Center’s continued involvement in this great cause.

“I’m excited to be leading the Fox Chase team for Get Your Rear in Gear again this year; I always enjoy the day and the way it brings our staff, patients, family and friends together to support an important cause and raise much needed funds that help fight this disease,” said Farma.

Entry fees are $30 for adults and $15 for children before March 18, and $35 for adults and $20 for children on race day. All Fox Chase team members will receive a free team T-shirt. Online registration ends Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 5PM.

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.


The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center and its affiliates (collectively “Fox Chase Cancer Center”), a member of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment 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 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 four 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. 
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