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 3, 2015.

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

State Representative Angel Cruz Invites Constituents to Breast Cancer Screening
(Jun 24, 2015)

Fox Chase health care staff will provide the screenings starting at 10 am Thursday, July 9 at 3503 N. B St., Unit 7.

"Boosted" radiation dose may make some pancreatic cancers resectable
(Jun 12, 2015)

Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have identified a way to safely shrink the tumor, allowing patients to undergo potentially curative surgery.

Caris Life Sciences Designates Fox Chase Cancer Center a Caris Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine
(Jun 10, 2015)

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, Deputy Cancer Center Director for Translational Research and Co-Program Leader of Molecular Therapeutics, will also join the Network Steering Committee to help establish guidelines and research protocols for tumor profiling.

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.

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.


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.

Marlyn Fein Chapter hosts day trip to Renault Winery and Resorts Casino
July 26, 2015
Bus departs 9am from Fox Chase’s OBO building

The Marlyn Fein Chapter of the Board of Associates is hosting a trip to Renault Winery and Resorts Casino on Sunday, July 26. The trip includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, winery tasting, and family-style luncheon at Renault Winery, plus a $25 slot bonus at Resorts Casino. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. from Fox Chase's OBO building on Township Line Rd., and will leave for home from the casino at 6:45 p.m., arriving at approximately 8:45 p.m. The fee for the trip is $62 per person (all taxes and gratuities included). Proceeds will benefit patient care and research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information and to sign up, see the event flyer or call Paula Tucker at 215-281-9430.

The Rita Holman Breast Cancer Foundation Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 1, 2015; 12:00 Registration & 1:00 Shotgun Start
Mountain Valley Golf Course
1021 Brockton Mountain Drive
Barnesville, PA 18214

Join in a day of golf for a great cause at the 9th Annual Rita R. Holman Breast Cancer Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 1. Hosted by Jessica Holman Kowalchick, the event honors the life and legacy of her loving mother Rita who lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. Although not treated at Fox Chase, Rita’s family chose to support the institution because of its research reputation and clinical trials, particularly in triple negative breast cancer, and have donated nearly $50,000 throughout the years. Registration is $80 and includes an afternoon of golf on a great course, food and drinks throughout the tournament, dinner, raffles, prizes and more. Dinner only packages are also available for $20. Again, all proceeds benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center. For more information or to register, contact Jessica at 570-778-8060 or email

Kicking Cancer Foundation 7th Annual Philly Kickball Tournament
Saturday, August 8, 2015; 9a.m. – 3p.m. Rain or Shine
Dairy Fields in East Fairmount Park
Fountain Green Drive
Philadelphia, PA

The Kicking Cancer Foundation invites you to participate in the 7th Annual Philly Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament on Saturday, August 9!  Last year, nearly 500 people participated in the event, which raised more than $47,000 for cancer research at Fox Chase.  This year, join in the fun and get a great workout in all while supporting a great cause. Registration is $40 per player before July 1st after that date the cost is $50 with a minimum of nine players needed per team (three females) and each team is guaranteed three games.  For more information or to register, visit

Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia Run
Sunday August 16, 2015
Run/Walk: 8 am
Philadelphia Zoo

Register to participate and support Fox Chase Cancer Center.

42st Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 28, 2015
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– Full ticket includes golf, cart rental and dinner or buy a ticket for just dinner and open bar. For more information or to RSVP contact Barb Tursi at 215-728-2441 or