Fox Chase Cancer Center Proudly Sponsors Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia 5K

Dr. Jeffrey Farma, chief of General Surgery at Fox Chase
Dr. Jeffrey M. Farma, co-director of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program at Fox Chase, leads the Fox Chase Miles for Melanoma team.

PHILADELPHIA (August 17, 2021) - Fox Chase Cancer Center is proud to be a local sponsor and continued supporter of the annual Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia 5K, which will take place both in person and online this year.

The fundraising event, benefitting the Melanoma Research Foundation, is in line with Fox Chase’s dedication to spreading awareness and increasing education and research on skin cancer.

The center’s team for the race is made up of melanoma patients, survivors and healthcare professionals. It will be led by Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, chief of the Division of General Surgery and co-director of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program at Fox Chase.

“I am so excited to captain the Fox Chase Cancer Center team for the 2021 Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia 5K,” Farma said. “I am looking forward to seeing everyone in person to raise money and awareness for melanoma research, advocacy, and education.”  

On August 28, 2021, the in-person participants will walk at the Philadelphia Zoo, while remote participants can join from anywhere. To comply with guidelines from the Philadelphia Health Department, this year’s race will be walk only.

All Fox Chase community members are welcome to join Fox Chase’s team. Registration for the event is $35 and includes admission to the Philadelphia Zoo. If you are interested in joining the Fox Chase team, making a donation, or learning more about the 5K, visit:

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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