Fox Chase Cancer Center Hosts 20th Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog Walk

PHILADELPHIA (September 3, 2019) — Fox Chase Cancer Center will hold its 20th annual Paws for the Cause, hosted by the Board of Associates, on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12 pm. This event, which includes a one-mile walk around the Fox Chase Cancer Center main campus, is a fundraiser to support cancer research.

Hundreds of participants will enjoy a variety of vendors, animal rescue organizations, entertainment, refreshments, contests, and prizes. Since its first year, Paws for the Cause has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase, with more than $100,000 raised last year alone.

Lori Giampaolo will serve as the Patient Ambassador for 2019. Dr. Sameer Patel will be the Physician Ambassador
Lori Giampaolo will serve as the Patient Ambassador for 2019. Dr. Sameer Patel will be the Physician Ambassador

Lori Giampaolo, who was successfully treated for Stage 3 ductal carcinoma at Fox Chase, will serve as the Patient Ambassador for 2019. Lori has undergone chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation treatment. She completed her last infusion this past December.

Her journey has been difficult, but with the help from her treatment team and the amazing support system of her family and friends, she is excited to participate in such a worthwhile event to help relieve the burden of other patients.

“I am proud to be an ambassador and help raise money to benefit patients now and in the future,” said Sameer Patel, MD, associate professor in the department of surgical oncology at Fox Chase. Patel will serve as Physician Ambassador for 2019.

The event will take place at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia. Registration begins at 9:00 am in the Reimann Lot, and the walk starts at 10:45 am At 11:15 am, more fun kicks off with prizes, live music, children’s activities, and food.

Individuals can donate or sponsor an individual at any time leading up to the event. For more information and to register, visit

The Fox Chase Board of Associates 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, and Best in Group Sponsor, 1776 Capital Management Group at Janney Montgomery Scott.

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.

For more information, call 888-369-2427