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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News Releases

Evidence Points to Fallopian-Tube Origins of Ovarian Cancers
(Apr 17, 2015)

Recent clinical evidence suggests that premalignant cells associated with ovarian cancer may arise in the fallopian tubes and not the ovaries. Therefore, it may be possible to reduce ovarian cancer risk and mortality among women at high risk through the removal of just the fallopian tubes.

Similarities Between Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cancer May Point to Future Therapeutic Options
(Apr 16, 2015)

Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found many similarities between ADPKD and cancer’s signaling pathways and inhibitors, highlighting potential avenues for the use of existing cancer therapeutics in the treatment of ADPKD.

Ten Minutes That Could Save Your Life
(Apr 10, 2015)

Temple University Hospital/Fox Chase Cancer Center to Offer Free Screenings During Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 13-17.


Press Releases 2015

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

free screenings during Oral, Head & Neck Awareness Week
Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week is April 13-17. 
To celebrate, the Temple Head & Neck Institute will be providing FREE head and neck screening examinations on both the Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. 
Learn more

In Vino Vita:  Benefit and Wine Auction  
April 30, 2015 
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Please join Fox Chase Cancer Center, in partnership with the Board of Associates to its inaugural Benefit and Wine Auction: In Vino Vita. Fox Chase invites you to join festive, elegant fundraising benefit featuring an evening of premier food, cocktails and entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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.


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.

8th Annual Jimbo's Squad Bulldog Bash
Friday, May 1, 2015; 7 pm

Nazareth Academy High School
4001 Grant Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Please come out and join us on May 1st for our 8th Annual Bulldog Bash fundraiser. Starts at 7pm. With a $25 donation at the door you get - Beer/Wine/Drinks/Buffet and live music by Billy from South Philly. Our 60 item Chinese Auction with great items: Electronics, Lots of Phillies tickets, golf outings, restaurant gift certificates, spa days, kids themed baskets, and  more. Great night, bring the kids, bring the neighbors heck, bring strangers. All proceeds directly benefit the patients at Fox Chase Cancer Center. More at

Jimbo's SquadBroad Street Run
Sunday, May 3

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

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

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. Division #39
“Kate’s Way” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9 am

Mayfair Community Center
2990 St. Vincent Street
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Join the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Brigid Division for the 10th Annual “Kate’s Way” Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, May 9.  Help support breast cancer research and programs at Fox Chase, while honoring the life and legacy of Kate Palchick – a beloved L.A.O.H. member who lost her battle with the disease.  Registration is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12.  This exciting day kicks off at 9 am and includes a t-shirt and giveaways.  For more information, download the registration form or visit

Registration Form (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat®)

Sponsor the Walk using the Sponsor Form (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat®)

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.

Mother’s Day Brunch for the Cure
Sunday, May 10, 2015; 11:00 am – 3:00pm

Hosted by Chuck Bentham & Lydia Barrett
Cannstatter Volksfest Verein
9130 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Celebrate Mom on her day while supporting breast cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center at the Mother’s Day Brunch for the Cure. The goal of this inspirational event is to provide awareness while honoring of Chuck Bentham’s daughter Rose, a breast cancer survivor.  There will be music, raffles baskets of cheer and more!  Tickets are $37 per person and proceeds benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chuck Bentham or Lydia Barrett at 267-408-8044, by email: or go to: Mother's Day Brunch for the Cure.

3rd Annual In”Vince”ible Birthday Benefit
Hosted by Nicole Denicolo
Saturday, April 18, 2015; 2:00– 6:00pm
Paddy Whacks Irish Pub
9241 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Come out and join Nicole Denicolo, family and friends as they celebrate the 3rd Annual InVinceable Birthday Benefit in memory of Vincent Tartaglia. This young man lost his battle to non-hodgkins lymphoma in January of 2011. This event will feature a Chinese basket auction, 50/50 tickets and in”VINCE”ible t-shirts will be sold. For more information please contact Nicole at     

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.

Fox Chase Night at the Phillies (vs Washington Nationals)
Wednesday, June 26, 2015; game begins 7:05pm
Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Join the Fox Chase Chapter of the Board of Associates at Fox Chase Night at the Phillies. Watch the Phillies go up against the Washington Nationals,  and enjoy a night out at the game with friends and family. All net proceeds from tickets sold through this event will benefit cancer research at Fox Chase. 

To order your tickets, please visit and use the promotional code “FCCC.” You can also order tickets by contacting Scott McDade in the Phillies Sales Office at 215‐463‐5000, ext. 5434.

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.