Marlyn R. Fein Chapter
The Marlyn Fein Chapter of the Fox Chase Cancer Center was formed in 1976, after the death of a courageous young woman's battle with osteogenic sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Marlyn Chakov Fein was first diagnosed in September 1970 at the age of nineteen and fought her illness for six years. In spite of all the treatments and experimental drugs, Marlyn developed a brain tumor in 1973. At that point, the love of her life, Frank Fein, insisted that they get married and fight this disease together. Marlyn and Frank lived together for only one year when Marlyn's lungs began to deteriorate. By December of 1975 doctors preformed a surgical procedure to sever the major nerves in hopes of alleviating the constant pain that even morphine could not help.
One week after the operation Marlyn's doctor discovered that she was seven months pregnant. On December 21, 1975, Marlyn delivered a healthy 3 pound 15 ounce baby girl. Mother and daughter would never know each other because on January 23, 1976, one month after the birth of her beautiful baby, Marlyn died at the age of 25.
As a tribute to his beloved wife and mother of their daughter, Rachel Faith Fein, Frank Fein, along with the help of grieving parents, Ruth and Max Chakov, and Dave and Wilma Fein and Aunt Harriet Kauffman, started this group to ease the family's pain and help in the fight against human cancer and help ease the pain of other patients going through this tribulation.
The Marlyn Fein Chapter now has 222 hard working members who spend their valuable time raising monies for Fox Chase Cancer Center. Their many events each year bring in a wonderful donation for cancer research and patient care. Please look for these events and help support them so that this Chapter can aid in the best care and research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
For more information on any of these events, please contact the Marylin R. Fein Chapter.
- Marlyn R. Fein – Matilda on Broadway
Sunday, November 17
Matilda – winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, including Best Musical. Matilda is more than a show, it’s a phenomenon. Adapted from the popular 1988 beloved children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of an extraordinarily intelligent girl, with extraordinary powers who rebels against her nasty parents and the child-hating headmistress of her boarding school, and who dares to take a stand and change her destiny . A must-see for all ages!
The price of tickets for both outings is $160.00; includes orchestra seat and bus to and from New York. Please contact Harriett Kauffman at 215-969-8366 for your reservation. Please note that a deposit of $50.00 is due for each reserved ticket, and payment in full November 1, 2013.
- ATTENTION MAH JONGG PLAYERS! Let the Marlyn Fein Chapter order your Mah Jongg cards for you.
TO ORDER CONTACT: Joyce Erlichman - 215-886-8670 641 Anthony Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 Joyce will input your name and address and set up your new card being mailed to you directly. The cost is $8.00 per card; and $9.00 per large print card. The Mah Jongg League will donate $1.50 back to our Chapter for every card sold. This offer starts September 2013 and concludes mid-January 2014 Checks are to be made payable to Marlyn Fein Chapter Profits from the event supports research and patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.
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