Fox Chase Supports Sandy Sprint Superhero Run/Walk to Fight Ovarian Cancer

April 3, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (April 3, 2018) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce its ongoing support for the 14th annual Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s Sandy Sprint Superhero 5k &10k run/walk. Faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families will come together at the event as members of the Fox Chase team on Saturday, April 21.

The annual event raises funds for ovarian cancer research and programming, and to offer support to women and families touched by ovarian cancer. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero to add to the race day fun, although costumes aren’t required. Dogs are also welcome to attend.

The race will begin at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Registration opens at 6:30 AM on the day of the race. The 10k run begins at 7:30 AM and the 5k run/walk begins at 8:15 AM. Denise Connolly, associate professor and director of the Biosample Repository Facility at Fox Chase, will serve as the Fox Chase representative at the event.

“I am proud that Fox Chase is involved with the Sandy Sprint each year. It is always a great event that incorporates fun and community engagement to raise money for research and programming that help women facing this disease,” said Connolly.

Entry fees are $40 for 10k runners, $35 for 5k runners/walkers and $25 for children by April 12; prices increase by $5 for each category after April 12. All Fox Chase team members will receive a free team T-shirt.

To join the Fox Chase team or to make a donation, register on the Sandy Sprint 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 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.


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