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Fox Chase Cancer Center Art Show and Sale to Benefit Small Cell Lung Cancer Research

October 1, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2021)—The Bucks County Chapter of the Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center will host its 24th annual art show and sale in memory of George Bramhall.  Proceeds will benefit small cell lung cancer (SCLC) research at Fox Chase. This virtual art show and sale will take place from October 1 through November 30, 2021. Due to COVID-19 risks, this virtual event will temporarily replace the popular two-day in-person art show that has taken place annually. 

Patrons can browse and purchase works online of over 18 talented artists from the comfort of their homes. Each artist will generously contribute 35% of their sales to SCLC research. Raffle tickets may be purchased for a chance to win one of more than 18 original works of art donated by the participating artists.

Patrons can apply their raffle tickets to specific original works of art, thus providing a high chance of winning their favorite. Raffle tickets are just $15 each or three for $40. In addition, a separate “golden raffle” will offer George Bramhall’s “Last Cast-Big Bass” original oil painting with raffle tickets priced at $100 each or three for $250.   

Art show patrons can also make a special pledge to support SCLC research at Fox Chase.  SCLC is the most lethal type of lung cancer, but it is unique because it initially responds well to chemotherapy. However, at relapse, which occurs early for the majority of patients, it is resistant to all available therapies and will eventually cause premature death of patients in less than 12 months.

“With this important funding support, we will investigate novel therapeutic strategies to restore tumor immunogenicity and influence responsiveness to immunotherapy in lung cancer, with a particular interest in poorly immunogenic tumors such as small cell lung cancer,” said Israel Cañadas, PhD, assistant professor in the Blood Cell Development and Function Program at Fox Chase. Read more about the SCLC research project at Fox Chase at bccfccc.org/2021lung.html.

The premiere artists exhibiting at the event include:  Bette Conway-Fine Jewelry, Bob Richey-Fine Art, Denise Marshall-Photography, Elissa Goldberg-Fine Art, Giovanni Arcamone-Fine Art, Helena Van Emmerik Finn-Fine Art, Judith Langan-Fine Art, Margie Perry-Fine Art, Mary Schwarzenberger-Fiber Art, Nancy Butler-Fine Jewelry, Sandy Askey-Adams-Fine Art, Sandy Vallely-Fine Art, Steve Zazenski-Fine Art, Kathleen Lang Metaxas-Fiber Art, Kimberly Poulsen-Fine Art, Thomas Zimmerman-Fine Art, Joyce Guariglia–Fine Art, Smita Rao–Fine Art.

The Bucks County Chapter thanks event chairs Rhea Brown & Lillian O’Connor, media sponsor the Bucks County Herald, and the very generous special pledge donors. Visit www.bccfccc.org to find additional information about participation opportunities to support research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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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