Fox Chase Cancer Center Holds Paws for the Cause Dog Walk to Benefit Cancer Research

PHILADELPHIA (September 20, 2021)—Fox Chase Cancer Center will hold its 22nd annual Paws for the Cause dog walk to benefit cancer research as an in-person event this year, along with a two-week virtual event. Both events are hosted by the Fox Chase Board of Associates.

The in-person event will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include a one-mile walk around Fox Chase’s main campus. The event features a variety of vendors, animal rescue organizations, entertainment, refreshments, a contest, giveaways, and prizes.

Participants can enjoy the event in person or those interested can donate to or sponsor an individual or a team at any time leading up to the event. The cost of the event is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 13 to 18 who preregister for the event, and $25 or $15 to register onsite. For more information and to preregister, click here.

The virtual event will run October 1-15, 2021, and will be hosted on Fox Chase’s Facebook events page for participants who live at a distance, own cats and other pets, or who prefer to take part virtually. Daily posts will be featured on the events page. All participants are encouraged to share their best photos on the Facebook events page and their own social media using the hashtag #PawsForTheCause. For more information, click here.

“Paws for the Cause connects us as a Fox Chase community every year. This year will be extra special since last year we had to be virtual. My dog Emmy and I cannot wait to see everyone and their pets in a safe outdoor setting for a great cause,” said Elizabeth Plimack, MD, MS, chief of the Division of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase, who will serve as Physician Ambassador.

Since its first year, Paws for the Cause has raised more than $600,000 for cancer research, prevention, and treatment at Fox Chase. It has helped save lives and supported patients like Donna McAllister.

McAllister, who was successfully treated for bladder cancer at Fox Chase, will serve as the Patient Ambassador for 2021. McAllister underwent chemotherapy and surgery at Fox Chase. Now she is a part of the Patient to Patient Network, which brings comfort to new patients, and the Fox Chase Patient and Family Advisory Council.

“I am so grateful for the amazing care, compassion, and support I have received as a patient at Fox Chase,” said McAllister. “I’m healthy and active and choose to make Fox Chase an important part of life. I’m honored to have been selected as this year’s Patient Ambassador and hope everyone will join me and my cat Sonny in supporting this wonderful event!”

The in-person event will take place at Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, in the Reimann parking area.

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 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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