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Halfball Tournament To Raise Money for Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2002) - Fox Chase Cancer Center will hold its first Halfball Tournament on Saturday, April 27 (rain date April 28) at the Fox Chase Cancer Center facilities located at 100 Laurel Avenue in Cheltenham. Events begin at 9:00 a.m. Spectators are invited to attend and are asked to make a donation at the door.

Twenty-four teams will compete for the tournament title. An exhibition match-up will feature Flyers alumni versus former 76'ers and Eagles greats. The event will include clowns, raffle prizes and music including performances by the Sounds of Liberty Harmony Chorus, a 30 member barbershop chorus.

Proceeds benefit the Bucks County Chapter of the Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center for cancer research and prevention. For more information, call the Board of Associates at 215-728-2441.

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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