Fox Chase Supports Sandy Sprint the World Virtual Run/Walk to Fight Ovarian Cancer

April 23, 2021

Denise Connolly, Fox Chase representative for Sandy SprintDenise Connolly, Fox Chase representative for Sandy Sprint

PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2021) — Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to announce its ongoing support for the annual Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s Sandy Sprint the World virtual 5k &10k run/walk. Due to COVID-19 precautions, instead of the event being one day, faculty, staff, volunteers, patients, survivors, and their families can compete from April 24 through May 8.

The annual event raises funds for ovarian cancer research and programming, and to offer support to women and families touched by ovarian cancer. The virtual event allows participants to pick a course in Philadelphia, Vancouver, Paris, or Rome or choose one of their own. Participants do not need to choose their course to register and will have the ability to submit their times.  

Denise Connolly, PhD, associate professor and director of the Biosample Repository Facility at Fox Chase, will serve as the Fox Chase representative at the event.

“I am always proud to highlight the participation of Fox Chase in the Sandy Sprint. The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation is an outstanding organization, and this is a great annual event that incorporates fun and community engagement to raise money for research and resources that support women facing this disease,” said Connolly.

The event kicks off April 24 with a special live virtual event at 11 a.m. EST. Registration fees are $40 for a virtual runner/walker and $30 for children under 12.

To join the Fox Chase team or to make a donation, register on the Sandy Sprint website.

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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