Fox Chase Cancer Center to Hold 10th Annual 'Plain & Fancy' Food Fest — Proceeds Benefit Cancer Prevention and Treatment
PHILADELPHIA — Alma de Cuba, Striped Bass, the Palm Restaurant and Moonstruck are only a few of more than 40 restaurants offering their delicious fare at Fox Chase Cancer Center's tenth annual, "Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley." This year's food festival takes place on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Center's courtyard at 7701 Burholme Avenue in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. Renowned Main Line caterer Paul Duffy of Jimmy Duffy and Sons Caterers is this year's honorary culinary chair of the event.
For less than the cost of dining out, Plain and Fancy allows guests to sample outstanding specialties from some of the region's top dining establishments. The $30 per person admission price for the evening of great tastes will directly benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Participating restaurants and food establishments will be donating the mouth-watering array of food, wines and sweets. In addition to the feast, radio personality Bill "Wee Willie" Webber of 950 WPEN-AM will host the festivities. Entertainment will include music by area performers and an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic. Raffle prizes will be offered and there will be opportunities to bid on silent auction items, including an autographed baseball signed by the late Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Look for details about the autographed baseball on Ebay.
Parking to Plain & Fancy is free, but reservations are required. To order tickets, call 215-728-2441.
The event is coordinated by the Center's volunteer Board of Associates, which is an organization consisting of eight chapters that represent more than 800 volunteers who carry out fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center. Last year, the Board raised $75,000 for cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).