Paws for the Cause Celebrates 20 Years

October 7, 2019

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!

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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