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Four Area Golfers Raise $17,400 for Fox Chase Cancer Center During "Longest Day of Golf" Event

PHILADELPHIA (August 29, 2001) -- They called it the "Longest Day of Golf." Four area golfers teamed up to play 111 holes of golf in one day raising $17,419.50 for Fox Chase Cancer Center. The "Longest Day of Golf" lasted from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Meadowlands Country Club in Blue Bell, Pa.

"I am simply overwhelmed," said Harold Yahr of Chalfont, Pa. "We have shattered our previous record of holes played and have raised more money for cancer than our previous challenges."

This is the ninth year that Yahr has coordinated this event with his buddies to raise money for cancer. Joining him on the greens were Jeff Lichter of Newtown, Pa., Ernie Peters of Howell, NJ, and Bill Dahn of S. Orange, NJ.

"On behalf of our entire foursome, we are proud to help Fox Chase Cancer Center in our collective effort to fight cancer and help ease and eliminate the burden of cancer for patients and their families and friends," stated Yahr.

This year's event was dedicated in memory of Sonja Russell of Philadelphia, Pa. and Jack Kruman of Pittsburgh, Pa. and in honor of Beverly Lichter of Boca Raton, Fla. and Carter Levick of Lafayette Hill, Pa.

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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