Events at Fox Chase Cancer Center

The Dragon Boat Festival is a popular event every October

The Dragon Boat Festival happens along the Schuylkill River every October. Since the first event in 2002, festival participants and supporters have raised more than $1 million for Fox Chase. Thank you to the teams and all who support Fox Chase Cancer Center through this event.

Other Events

Special Events

From Paws for the Cause to Survivors Day, special events support Fox Chase Cancer Center and our patient community around the year.
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Cancer Conversations LIVE at Fox Chase Cancer Center

A series of book events about research, history, and living with cancer. See the archives on our site.
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News Releases

Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD, Receives American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award
(Mar 26, 2015)

The award recognizes outstanding contributions and significant publications that have helped shape the direction of the field of hospice and palliative medicine.

Philadelphia Flyers Wives Donate $400,000 to Fund Women’s Cancer Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center
(Mar 24, 2015)


Fox Chase Designated Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence
(Mar 2, 2015)

The prestigious designation reflects Fox Chase’s ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening within an experienced and multidisciplinary clinical setting.


Press Releases 2015

Your support is critical to our success. Join us in our fundraising efforts and enjoy the exciting special events coming up.

Patient Classes

Support Groups

Support groups are a free service to the community and are offered to Fox Chase Cancer Center patients, their families and to people receiving treatment elsewhere.


Special Events

Take Part and Help Support Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia holds special events all year to provide cancer education and to benefit the Center. Funds raised go to cancer research, prevention and treatment at Fox Chase. We also partner with community groups to help raise cancer awareness and support. Please join us by taking part in the great events coming up. To learn more, please call our special events office at 215-728-3163.

Run, Walk, and Play for Fox Chase

Athletic fundraising eventsEvery spring, various cancer advocacy organizations host walks, runs, and special events throughout the Philadelphia region to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. 

Many employees from Fox Chase as well as other entities within TUHS help to lead and take part in these community events.

Join them to support Fox Chase Cancer Center.


5th Annual For Pete's Sake Walk
Sunday, April 19

For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation's 5th Annual For Pete's Sake Walk!
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia.

Cooperstown- Hyde Park Tour
April 24-25, 2015
Cooperstown and Hyde Park, NY

Join the Marlyn Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates on an overnight trip to Cooperstown, New York. The first day will feature the Cooperstown-Baseball Hall of Fame Museum and dinner ending with a night at Best Western and breakfast in the morning. Day two will include a trip to Hyde Park, the FDR Presidential Library and Museum and Vanderbilt Mansion. $288 per person for both days and $50 by March 7, 2015 will reserve your spot. For more information contact Sharyn Litvin at 215-728-4797 or Elaine Kravitz at 215-913-9237.

7th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 25

Philadelphia Multiple Myeloma Networking Group - 7th Annual Miles for Myeloma 5K Run/Walk 
- Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia.

11th Annual Sandy Sprint Superhero 5K or 10K Run/Walk & Canine Sprint
Saturday, April 25

Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation's 11th Annual Sandy Sprint Superhero 5K or 10K Run/Walk & Canine Sprint 
- Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Amy's Fund 5K Run/Fun Walk for Women's Cancer Research
Sunday, April 26, 2015; 9:00 a.m.
Holy Family University
9701 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Join Amy’s Fund for the 11th Annual Amy’s Fund 5K Run/Fun Walk for women’s cancer research on Sunday, April 26 at Holy Family University, Grant & Frankford Avenues.  Founded in 2005, Amy’s Fund honors the life and memory of Amy Kligge Vengels, a Northeast Philadelphia resident and Holy Family graduate who lost her battle with a rare form of cervical cancer at the young age of 28.  Join us for a great event supporting a great cause and bring the family – activities include a moon bounce, face painting, DJ and more.  Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.  For more information, visit or call 215-632-1663.

Jimbo's SquadBroad Street Run
Sunday, May 3

Jimbo's Squad - Broad Street Run 
- North Broad Street, Philadelphia.

Bucks 5 & 10K
Presented by the Tyanna Foundation
Saturday, May 9, 2015; 9:00 am

Tyler State Park
101 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940

The Philadelphia chapter of the Tyanna Foundation, which brings you BreastFest Philly and other spectacular events throughout the year, has partnered with Ship Shape Health & Fitness for the first Buck’s 5 & 10K on May 9 to benefit Fox Chase!  Enjoy a scenic morning run or walk on the paved trails of beautiful Tyler State Park all while helping patients at Fox Chase.  Tickets are $35 until April 30, $40 thereafter and all proceeds benefit Fox Chase through the Tyanna Foundation.  This event kicks off a series of fundraisers leading up to BreastFest Philly, the foundation’s signature event, being held in September.  For more information or to register, visit

L.A.O.H. Volley for Life Volleyball Tournament
Saturday, May 9, 2015; 10:00 a.m.
Lawncrest Recreation Center
6000 Rising Sun Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Members of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (L.A.O.H.) Division 25 invite you to participate in the 13th Annual Volley for Life Volleyball Tournament!  Join in a fun-filled day of friendly competition while raising money for a great cause and honoring the life and legacy of L.A.O.H. member JoAnne Duffy.  Registration is $20 per person, with six players (at least two females) required for a team.  Following the tournament, join in the after party at Curley’s Pub, located at Krewstown and Bloomfield Streets in Northeast Philadelphia.  All proceeds benefit breast cancer prevention programs at Fox Chase.  For more information or to register, download the registration form or contact Tricia McCool at 215-353-6982 or

25th Annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure
Sunday, May 10 (Mother's Day)

Susan G. Komen Philadelphia's 25th Annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure 
- Eakins Oval/Philadelphia Museum of Art.

5K in May Run/Walk for the
Marianne DiNofrio Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation
Saturday, May 16, 2015; 9:00 a.m.
Birch Grove Park
1700 Burton Avenue
Northfield, NJ 08225

Join members of the Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union for the 5K in May Run/Walk for the Marianne DiNofrio Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation.  Marianne, who founded the credit union with her husband, was a beloved and respected member of the Linwood community, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in July 2009.  Through this event, her friends and family honor her life and legacy, and help others battling this devastating disease.  Registration is $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event with a portion of the proceeds benefitting pancreatic cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to register, visit or contact Jeanne Straub at 609-646-3339 x210.

LaForgia Redington Golf Classic
Saturday, May 16, 2015; 7 am

Ramblewood Country Club
200 Country Club Parkway
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Join in a great day of golf at the Ramblewood Country Club while supporting a great cause at the LaForgia Redington Golf Classic.  Now in its 11th year, this special event honors the memory of Joe LaForgia and Frank Redington – best friends and colleagues who devoted their lives to family and shared a love for giving back to the community.  Registration is $110 per golfer and includes an afternoon of golf on a great course, lunch, a tournament shirt, contests, raffles, prizes and more.  Proceeds from the event benefit lung cancer research at Fox Chase.  For more information, contact Jonathan Fein at 856- 265-6326 or

CWA Local 13000 Jim Willer Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 16, 2015; 8 am

Walnut Lane Golf Club
700 Walnut Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Join the members of the Communications Workers of America Local 13000 on Saturday, May 16 for an afternoon of friendly competition and fundraising at the 21st Annual Jim Willer Charity Golf Tournament.  Since 1992, the CWA has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through this event, hosted in memory of Jim Willer, an Executive Vice President of Local 13000 who passed away of cancer while in office.  To participate the cost is $90 per golfer and $180 per foursome which includes cart, green fees, golf shirts, continental breakfast, lunch, course refreshments and prizes. All proceeds benefit prostate cancer research at Fox Chase.  For more information, visit or contact Carol Page at 215-561-1321.

Yoga on the Steps
Sunday, May 17

Living Beyond Breast Cancer - Yoga on the Steps 
- Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Lisa's Army Golf Outing
Monday, May 18

Lisa's Army - Lisa's Army Golf Outing 
- Cedarbrook Country Club, Blue Bell.

13th Annual Gary Papa Father's Day Run
Sunday, June 21

Foundation for Breast & Prostate Health's 13th Annual Gary Papa Father's Day Run 
- Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Rotary Club of Shady Brook 9th Annual Golf Outing
Monday, June 29, 2015; 12:00 Noon
Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Join members of the Shady Brook Rotary for an afternoon of golf for a great cause!  This year, the club’s 9th Annual Golf Outing, being held on June 29 at Philmont Country Club, will benefit prostate and ovarian cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:00 noon in a scramble format. The cost to participate is $185 per golfer and includes lunch, dinner, awards presentation and door prizes. For more information or to register, contact Irv Perstein at 215-579-0939.