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Fox Chase Cancer Center Receives $4,700 Donation from Local Social Security Administration Employees

PHILADELPHIA (March 5, 2002) -- Employees of the Mid-Atlantic Social Security Center in Philadelphia, represented by Larry G. Massanari (right), Regional Commissioner, presented a check for $4,700 to Fox Chase Cancer Center executive vice president R. Donald Leedy.

The money is earmarked for breast cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase.

"We are committed to serving our community, not only with the Social Security programs we administer, but also through community involvement, " said Massanari. "Our employees come from the communities which we serve and many have been touched by breast cancer, either personally or through someone they love or know."

Employees at the Mid-Atlantic Social Security Center raised the funds through a variety of functions ranging from bake sales and arts and crafts shows to a breast cancer awareness auction.

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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