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Fox Chase Cancer Center Supports 28th Annual Race for the Cure

April 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (April 9, 2018) — On Mother’s Day, many members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center community will come together to participate in Susan G. Komen Philadelphia’s 28th 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 one-mile fun walk will take place Sunday, May 13 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 the race 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 always enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of this event, especially the efforts of so many people to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer,” said Bleicher.  

Registration costs $35 for adults before May 10 and $37 the day of the race. The cost for children is $15. Online registration closes May 12 at 1:00 PM. 

Visit the Fox Chase team page for more information about the 2018 Race for the Cure, to make a donation, or to join the Fox Chase team on race day.

       

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. 
For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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