Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 19th Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog Walk

Dr. Richard I. Fisher, President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center, et Paws for the Cause 2017.
Dr. Richard I. Fisher, President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center, et Paws for the Cause 2017.

PHILADELPHIA (September 11, 2018) – Fox Chase Cancer Center will host its 19th annual Paws for the Cause dog walk on Sunday, October 21, 2018, from 9:00 am to 12 pm. This one-mile walk around Fox Chase Cancer Center’s main campus is a fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research and the postdoctoral research program. Participants will enjoy a variety of vendors, professional pet photos, animal rescue organizations, entertainment, refreshments, contests, and prizes. Since its first year, Paws for the Cause has raised more than $400,000.

Dawn Timmeney of Fox 29 News will return for her sixth year as emcee, joined by her dog Finley. Tracy Gatto, who was successfully treated for breast cancer at Fox Chase, will serve as the Patient Ambassador for 2018, along with her dog Brody. Tracy and Brody have participated in Paws for the Cause for the past six years, competing regularly for top fundraising honors.

The event will take place at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10:45 am. Participants who raise more than $250 will receive a signature t-shirt.

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The Fox Chase Board of Associates organizes Paws for the Cause, and is grateful to all supporters. Sponsors of this year’s event include our generous Title Sponsor West Pharmaceutical Services as well as our Champion Sponsor, American Heritage Federal Credit Union.

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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