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Fox Chase Cancer Center holds 11th Annual 'Plain & Fancy': A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley

PHILADELPHIA (May 7, 2003) — Joseph Poon Asian Fusion Restaurant, The Drafting Room, Moonstruck and Chickie and Pete's are only a few of more than 45 restaurants offering their delicious fare at Fox Chase Cancer Center's 11th annual, "Plain & Fancy: A Taste of the Greater Delaware Valley." This year's food festival takes place on June 7 from 5:00 p.m. 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 $35 per person admission price for the evening of great tastes and entertainment will directly benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center. Participant restaurants and food establishments will be donating the mouth-watering array of food, wines and sweets. In addition to the spread, TV anchor/reporter George Mallet of FOX 29 will host the festivities. Entertainment will include music by area performers and an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic. Raffle prizes and silent auction items will be up for bid at the event. Prizes include a 4 day/3 night stay at Canyon Ranch, a 3 day/2 night stay at Split Rock in the Poconos, gift certificates to hotels, restaurants, sporting events and more.

Parking to Plain & Fancy is free, but reservations are required. To make a reservation call 215-728-2441.

The event is coordinated by Fox Chase Cancer 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 and chapters raised $761,000 for cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase.

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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