Fox Chase Cancer Center Sponsors Miles for Melanoma 2019

August 14, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (August 14, 2019) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is a proud supporter of the Miles for Melanoma Run/Walk 2019 in Philadelphia, which is presented by the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Faculty and staff, volunteers, patients and survivors, and their families will come together for this family-friendly 5K run/walk to raise funds to support melanoma research, education, and advocacy through MRF.

The event is being held at the Philadelphia Zoo on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Check-in and registration begin at 7 a.m. and the run/walk kicks off at 8:15 a.m.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, and nearly one million Americans are living with it today. Miles for Melanoma is one of the many ways people come together to fight melanoma and support the mission of the MRF.

For more information about Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia, to join the Fox Chase Cancer Center team on race day, or to make a donation head to our event page or go to the Melanoma Research Foundation website for more details.


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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