Fox Chase Cancer Center Sponsors Philadelphia Walk to End Colon Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (September 2, 2021)—Fox Chase Cancer Center is proud to announce the 2021 Philadelphia Walk to End Colon Cancer, a family-friendly fundraising event organized by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

The event, which will be held virtually beginning 10 a.m. on September 11, 2021, will be an opportunity for all those affected by colorectal cancer to find strength and support together. Registration fees have been waived for this year’s event; register or make a donation here.

“Please join us to raise awareness to increase colon cancer screening and research in the Philadelphia region for this great cause,” said Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, chief of the Division of General Surgery at Fox Chase.

Participants can use the Charge Running app to listen to a live program for the event that includes music, stories of hope, and a host. Participants can run or walk from anywhere, including the treadmill, at a park, or in their neighborhood.

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