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.
This year it's October 4, 2014.
Dragonboat event and registration

Other Events

Paws for the Cause

October 5, 2014. Each year hundreds of dogs and their owners make their way to Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia to support the effort to prevail over cancer.
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Support Groups

Emotional and rehabilitation support for patients, their families.
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News Releases

Fox Chase Nurses to be Honored by Local Non-Profit Cancer Organization
(Aug 26, 2014)

Fox Chase Cancer Center infusion room nurses Karen Lorek, RN, and Caitlin Foley, RN, will each be honored on Saturday, September 6 by Lisa’s Army

Mark A. Hallman, MD, PhD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology
(Aug 19, 2014)

 

Sanjay S. Reddy, MD, Joins Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Department of Surgery
(Aug 19, 2014)

 

Press Releases 2014

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

4th Annual Celebration for Cancer Survivors

September 18, 2014

Celebrate the Art of Survivorship
at the 4th Annual Celebration for Cancer Survivors


Thursday, September 18, 2014
9:00am - 5:00 pm. Drop-in Hope Mural painting.

5:00 - 8:00 pm. Join our Celebration for Cancer Survivors
featuring musical performance by singer, songwriter and cancer survivor Charlie Lustman; RSVP by September 8.

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Perspectives: A Cancer Journey From Three Points of View

Patient stories: A doctor, a patient, and a nurse navigator describe their journey through treatment. 

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Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause 2014

Calling all dogs and dog-lovers for a one-mile dog walk
Join us for the 15th Annual Paws for the Cause
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Paws walk time: 9 am – 12:00 pm

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Together, Facing Gynecologic Cancer


November 15, 2014
8 am - 3 pm
For patients, women at high risk, healthcare providers, and the community.

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Patient Classes

Breast Cancer Support Group

This is an open-ended support group for any woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Women can join at any time during or after treatment for support, information and sharing. 
Monthly, 6:30-8 pm, Areas B and C in the West Building Waiting Room.

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Ostomy Support Group

September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

3rd Thursday of the month, Rooms C & D, Center Building

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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.

Insulators Local 14 20th Annual Mesothelioma Golf Outing
Friday, September 26, 2014; 10:00 a.m.
Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

Union workers from around the region will team up with the members of the Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 14 for the 20th Annual Mesothelioma Golf Outing on September 26 at Philmont Country Club.  Join in a day filled with fun and friendly competition for a great cause, and enjoy lunch, a shotgun scramble, cocktails, dinner and prizes.  Registration is $225 per golfer, with all proceeds benefitting Fox Chase Cancer Center.  Since its inception, the event has raised more than $2 million for research in the fight against mesothelioma, a rare cancer that is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.  For more information or to register, contact Bev Maccari at 215-289-4303 or bevmac14@aol.com.

17th Annual Dr. Don Cardea Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, September 26, 2014; 11:00 a.m.
Valleybrook Golf Club
200 Golfview Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012

Enjoy a day of golf for a great cause at the 17th Annual Dr. Don Cardea Memorial Golf Tournament.  This event honors Dr. Don – a cherished member of the community and professor in the recreation field who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 1998.  The day begins with registration at 11:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. followed by dinner and an awards presentation.  The cost is $120 per golfer, and all proceeds support pancreatic cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to register, visit www.drdontournament.com.

41st Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sandy Run Country Club
200 E. Valley Green Rd
Oreland, PA 19075

Join the Fox Chase Chapter of the Board of Associates for the 41st annual golf tournament. All golfers welcome– $175 includes golf, cart rental and dinner or $50 for dinner and open bar. For more information or to RSVP contact Barb Tursi at 215-728-2441 or Barbara.Tursi@fccc.edu.


13th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014; 8:00 am
Kelly Drive South

The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, and Fox Chase Cancer Center is proud to be represented by several teams racing this year!  Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River on Saturday, October 4th for this annual event that celebrates ancient Chinese tradition.  Show your support and cheer on your favorite teams while enjoying music, food and plenty of fun!  Last year's supporters raised more than $208,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase. To support their efforts, log on to  www.foxchase.org/giving/dragonboat.  For more information about the festival including how to register, visit www.philadragonboatfestival.com.

Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause 2014

Calling all dogs and dog-lovers for a one-mile dog walk
Join us for the 15th Annual Paws for the Cause
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Paws walk time: 9 am – 12:00 pm

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Judy’s Answer for Cancer 2.5K Walk or Run
Saturday, October 11, 2014; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Pennypack Park, Northeast Philadelphia
Rhawn Street & Holmehurst Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136

State Representative John Sabatina and his staff invite you to participate in Judy’s Answer for Cancer, a 2.5K walk around Pennypack Park (Rhawn Street & Holmehurst Avenue) to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and programs at Fox Chase.  Join us for a great event supporting a great cause and bring the family – activities include face painting, a DJ, raffles and more.  Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for students and children under five are free with all proceeds benefitting the Fox Chase mobile mammography van.  Registration must be received by October 1, 2014 to be guaranteed an event t-shirt.  For more information or to register, contact Carol at 215-742-8600 or judysa4c@yahoo.com.


A Day in the Park with Team Tommy Z
Saturday, October 11, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Laurel Acres Park
1045 S. Church Street
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Team Tommy Z proudly presents the 13th Annual Day in the Park in memory of Tommy Zacierka, a loving husband and father who lost his battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer at the young age of 33.  Since its inception in 2002, this fun-filled family day has raised nearly $150,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase.  Guests will enjoy  a picnic, walk-a-thon, games, fishing on the lake, kite flying, raffles and more!  Registration is $40 per person and includes a t-shirt, lunch, participation in the day’s festivities and a donation to Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to register, visit www.TeamTommyZ.com.

BreastFest Philly 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014; 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mad River Manayunk
4100 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

In honor of breast cancer month this October, help spread awareness and raise funds for Fox Chase all while having a great time!  Join the Tyanna Foundation on October 11 at Mad River Manayunk for BreastFest Philly, an afternoon festival of great music, drinks, food and fun.   This year’s event  will feature live music from Sin Brothers, Alice’s Garage, Northern Rednecks, and The Whitewalls plus acoustics by Skinny Cool Kid & Owl Camino.  Enjoy great food, open bar of beer and specialty drinks, raffles, silent auction and more!  Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door and $30 for students with valid college ID, with all proceeds benefitting breast cancer treatment and prevention programs at Fox Chase.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.breastfest.org/cities/Philadelphia.  

Marigold Memorial Charity Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, November 9, 2014; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
The Village Pub
539 Chatsworth Road
Tabernacle, NJ 08088

Strap on your aprons and grab your cookbooks because you’re invited  to the 8th Annual Marigold Memorial Charity Chili Cook-Off!  Hosted by Faith Gold, the event honors the life and legacy of her mother – Mary Gold – who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010. Mary had a passion for cooking and even participated previously in this annual event.  For $25, you can submit your tastiest chili recipe in the contest, or serve as a judge and pay $5 and give your taste buds a workout.  All proceeds will benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center’s breast cancer research and prevention programs.  For more information or to register,  call 609-351-5777 or email faithgold55@gmail.com.