"Find a Cure Outing" Raises $49,000 for Fox Chase Cancer Center
PHILADELPHIA (January 4, 2002) -- The 2nd Annual "Find a Cure" outing has raised $49,000 to support breast and prostate cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. The October event, hosted by Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, NJ, involved competitions in golf, tennis and bridge. To date, the event has raised more than $93,000.
"Find a Cure" event organizer Jay Berman (left or right in photo) presented this year's check to Fox Chase Cancer Center's Sandi Weckesser. This is the second year the event has been organized under the direction of Berman. Davis Enterprises, represented by Jane Davis (right, left), donated $10,000 to support the event. Woodcrest Country Club president Barry Bennett (not pictured) donated the use of the club facilities.
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 www.fccc.edu.
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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