Family and Friends of Late Regina McGlinchey Donate Proceeds to Fox Chase Cancer Center
(Left to right) Joseph Testa, PhD, Colleen Kitchenman, and Bernie McGlinchey
Bernie McGlinchey, husband of the late Regina McGlinchey, with his daughter Colleen Kitchenman, both of Northeast Philadelphia, donated $7000 in early May to Dr. Joseph Testa, PhD, director of the Human Genetics Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Regina McGlinchey was treated at Fox Chase during the summer of 2004. After losing her battle with cancer, family and friends decided to raise money for lung cancer research in tribute to McGlinchey's courageous battle with lung cancer.
The donation was made possible through proceeds raised at the Regina McGlinchey Beef and Beef event, hosted by family and held in honor of McGlinchey, at the Plumber's Union Hall, Local 690. Unions across the region sent donations in support of husband, Bernie McGlinchey, a member of the plumbers' union for 30 years.
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).