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Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates Chapter Presents Annual Contribution

PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2005) -- Janet Engstrom of Ambler, Pa., president of the Fox Chase Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center's volunteer Board of Associates, presented a check for $33,000 to Margaret Merjanian, president of the Center's volunteer Board of Associates. The donation represents the chapter's fundraising efforts for the past year and is part of the $1,035,000 raised by the entire Board of Associates. These proceeds will benefit cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates is a volunteer group with eight member organizations, representing more than 800 volunteers in the five-county Delaware Valley area who conduct fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center. In 2005, the Board of Associates celebrated its 40th anniversary of service to the Center. The cumulative total of giving is $14,209,354.

For information about volunteering, please call 215-728-2441.

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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