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Fox Chase Cancer Center Patients Have a Sweet Way of Expressing Gratitude

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 10, 2006)- Robert and Linda Devlin, two loyal Fox Chase Cancer Center supporters, are expressing their gratitude to the Center by be holding a tasty fundraiser with Sweet Street Desserts of Reading, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dollar Store on Township Line Road. With the help of Sweet Street Desserts and 98.1 WOGL-FM, the couple will be selling delicious treats like pies, cakes, dessert bars, brownies and cheesecakes to help raise money for Fox Chase's cancer research programs.

The Devlin's organized this event with Sweet Street Desserts as a way to thank the Fox Chase staff for taking great care of Robert when he was undergoing treatment there. Robert's head and neck cancer was diagnosed in 2004. He underwent surgery and radiation under the care of John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS - Chief, Head and Neck Surgery; Nicos Nicolaou, MD; and Jean Holland, RN, MSN, AOCN.

Then in 2005, Robert received a diagnosis of prostate cancer and was treated by David Y.T. Chen, MD, FACS - Associate Professor, Urologic Oncology He is currently recovered from surgery and starting to feel more like himself again.

"We have a special spot in our hearts for Fox Chase," said Linda Devlin. "In other institutions, you are just a number, but here they are empathetic and make a tough situation better."

For more information about this event, contact Robert and Linda Devlin at 610-779-9577 or

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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