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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Support Groups

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

How Passionate Patients Can Get Involved in their Community’s Health Care
(Oct 30, 2014)

Becoming a Patient Advocate.

Fox Chase Hosts Shine a Light on Lung Cancer with Special Guest Nydia Han
(Oct 29, 2014)

Thursday, November 6, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Register now for free.

American Cancer Society Honors Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University School of Medicine Faculty for Distinguished Achievements in the Fight Against Cancer
(Oct 28, 2014)

Among those honored were J. Robert Beck, MD, and Jean-Pierre Issa, MD.


Press Releases 2014

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

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

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.

Flowers for Fox Chase
October 1–31, 2014
Sally's Flowers
7944 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Sally’s Flowers will donate $10 to Fox Chase Cancer Center for every dozen pink roses sold throughout the month.  Honor the breast cancer survivor in your life or simply surprise someone you love with pretty, pink roses and support breast cancer research at the same time.  To place your order, call 215-722-4500 or visit

Temple Paintball Jersey Auction
October 1–31, 2014

The Temple University Paintball Club has joined with RAZA Design LLC to raise funds for Fox Chase Cancer Center through a special breast cancer awareness auction. RAZA has donated 10 pink nameless, numberless, custom-made jerseys to be worn by Temple University Paintball players in their National Collegiate Paintball Association Northeast Intercollegiate Conference class A regional event this October. The jerseys will then be auctioned off to the highest bidders with all proceeds benefiting breast cancer research and treatment programs at Fox Chase. Bids are being taken now through the end of October at Visit Temple Paintball's Facebook page to see the jersey design and for updates.

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

Book Review hosted by
Marlyn Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates
Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 pm 
Maggio's Restaurant

The Marlyn Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates will host a book review event on Wednesday, November 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Maggio’s Restaurant, 400 2nd Street Pike in Southampton, Pa. The group will be discussing "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes. Cost is $28 per person and includes dinner. In addition, dessert donations for the evening are welcomed. Proceeds from the event will help support cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. For tickets, call Marlyn Fein volunteers Rosemary at 215-673-6331 or Marilyn at 215-677-4522.

Marlyn Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates presents
A Dining Out Event
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ben & Irv's Deli, 1962 County Line Road, Upper Moreland Township, PA 18966

Enjoy a night out with friends and family while eating for a good cause! A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to the Fox Chase Cancer Center for Patient Care and Medical Research.