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Coastal Friends/Fox Chase Cancer Center Affiliate Chapter Presents Annual Contribution to Fox Chase Cancer Center

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 29, 2007) — Andrea Mitchell of Warrington, Pa., a member-at-large of Fox Chase Cancer Center's volunteer Board of Associates, presented a check for $7,000 on behalf of the Coastal Friends/Fox Chase Cancer Center Affiliate to Board president Barbara B. Johnson on Monday, October 22. The donation represents the group fundraising efforts over the past year and contributes to the $761,100 raised this year by the entire Board of Associates. All funds raised benefit cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Board of Associates is a volunteer group with seven member organizations, representing more than 800 volunteers in the five-county Delaware Valley area and South Jersey who conduct fundraising and educational activities in support of the Center.

For information about volunteering with Fox Chase's Board of Associates, 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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