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

Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, Appointed Deputy Cancer Center Director for Translational Research and Co-Program Leader in Developmental Therapeutics at Fox Chase Cancer Center
(Oct 1, 2014)

In addition to the new leadership roles he will be assuming in the research domain at Fox Chase, Dr. El-Deiry will provide direct patient care to those seeking treatment for colorectal cancer.

Union Members Tee Off in Honor of National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
(Sep 18, 2014)

The 20th Annual Mesothelioma Golf Outing on Friday, September 26 at Philmont Country Club (301 Tomlinson Road in Huntingdon Valley, PA).

Lymphoma Research Foundation Holds Educational Workshop for Members of the Lymphoma Community
(Sep 18, 2014)

A full-day program Saturday, September 20 from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel. 


Press Releases 2014

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

Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause

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


Shine a Light for Lung Cancer

Shine a Light for Lung Cancer
Brought to you by the 
Lung Cancer Alliance
in partnership with

Join Us

Honor all those impacted by Lung Cancer

November 6, 2014
6-8 pm

A free program for patients and caregivers.

Together, Facing Gynecologic Cancer

Together Facing Gynecologic Cancer
November 15, 2014
8 am - 3 pm

For patients, women at high risk, healthcare providers, and the community.


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.


Ostomy Support Group

September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

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


Bereavement Support Calendar

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Bereavement Support Groups help people learn to cope with their loss. See the list of upcoming classes or contact Sheila Amrhein at 215-728-2853 to discuss your interests or needs for a grief support group. More

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.

Dragonboat Festival
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  For more information about the festival including how to register, visit

Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause

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


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

Mark Sabatina and Carol Rostucher 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

A Day in the Park with Team Tommy Z
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

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  

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