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Golf Tournament Benefits Fox Chase Cancer Center Early Child Development Program

PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2002) -- Golfers tee-it-up at the second annual "Creative Beginnings Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center Golf Outing" on Friday, April 26, 2002 at Willow Brook Country Club in Moorestown, NJ.

Creative Beginnings is the early childhood development program at Fox Chase Cancer Center for children of Fox Chase employees. The event is being organized by Ken Kucowski in memory of his wife, Mary, who died in December 2001 after a three-year battle with brain cancer. She was a valued member of the Fox Chase Cancer Center staff where she worked for 13 years. The Kucowskis have two children who have attended Creative Beginnings. The money raised from the tournament will be earmarked for playground equipment and renovations for the program.

For more information about the tournament or to sign up, please call 215-728-2531 or email Yvonne Gerngross at

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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