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Fox Chase Cancer Center Dog Walk Raises $10,000 for Cancer Prevention Research

PHILADELPHIA (November 1, 2002) -- More than 300 dog lovers with leashes in hand took to the pavement with their pooches to raise money for cancer prevention research. The 4th Annual "Paws for the Cause" dog walk raised approximately $10,000 for Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Highlights of this year's walk included the dog-owner look alike contest, the best "tail-wagger" wag-off, and the amazing pet-tricks competition.

Dale Scwemmer, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and her dog Lady were the favorite duo in the dog-owner look-alike contest. The winner of the best tail-wagger contest went to Madison who belongs to Greg Salicondro, of the Rockledge section of Philadelphia. Barry Yeslow and Maxie of Huntingdon Valley tied for the top spot in the amazing pet tricks competition with Munchkin and owner Ronnie Grando of Penndel, Pa.

Community support for the event was outstanding including the volunteer effort of Boy Scout Troop #563, Ortho Biotech and from 7-Eleven.

Next year's walk date will be announced soon. To be placed on the mailing list for information about Paws for the Cause, please email Maryann Krajkowski at or call 215-728-3024.

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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