Hundreds of dog lovers gathered on Sunday, Oct. 6th to celebrate Paws for the Cause, now in its 20th year, and raise money for cancer research at Fox Chase. Hosted by the Board of Associates, the one-mile walk around the Fox Chase main campus featured pups disguised as sports players, barnyard animals, superheroes and monsters, as they tried out their costumes in preparation for Halloween.
Lori Giampaolo, a Fox Chase Stage 3 ductal carcinoma survivor, served as the Patient Ambassador along with her dog, Webster, and Fox Chase plastic surgeon Sameer Patel and his dog, Monte, was the Physician Ambassador. FOX 29 Good Day Philadelphia weather reporter Sue Serio and her dog, Rufus, emcee’d.
Participants enjoyed food, dog training demonstrations, professional pet photos, contests and prizes, and a variety of vendors and animal rescue organizations were hand. The most exciting news, though, was all the money raised for Fox Chase cancer research.
A big thank you to all of this year’s sponsors: West Pharmaceutical Services, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, and the 1776 Capital Management Group at Janney Montgomery Scott.
Here’s to another 20 years of furry fun for a great cause!