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"Plain & Fancy" Food Festival Benefits Cancer Research and Treatment at Fox Chase

PHILADELPHIA (May 12, 2000) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center's eighth annual food fest, "Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley," is set for Saturday, June 10 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard at the Center, 7701 Burholme Avenue in the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia. The admission fee of just $30 per person provides the chance to sample specialties donated by 54 of the region's finest restaurants and food vendors.

Benefiting cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase, the event also features the Phillie Phanatic, music, raffle prizes and more. Bill "Wee Willy" Webber of WPEN-AM is the special guest host. Toto Schiavone of Toto in Center City and Claire DiLullo of Moonstruck Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia are the Honorary Culinary Chairs.

Reservations are suggested. Call 215-728-2441. Parking is free.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at:

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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