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 Radiation Oncology Department Earns Accreditation from the American College of Radiology
(Feb 23, 2015)

In its three-year renewal the ACR acknowledged the radiation physics team at Fox Chase as having “long been an asset to the medical physics community for publishing and introducing new technology and techniques.”

Fox Chase Cancer Center Joins Onclive In Strategic Alliance Partnership Program
(Feb 4, 2015)

OncLive’s editorial and marketing teams will work with Fox Chase Cancer Center to highlight important oncology research and clinical practice news from the Center.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Receives Grant from National Breast Cancer Foundation for Community-Based Screening and Patient Navigation Services
(Feb 3, 2015)

This unique program brings cancer screening into community settings via its mobile screening unit thus improving access to care.


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.