Marlyn R. Fein Chapter Presents Annual Contribution to Fox Chase Cancer Center
PHILADELPHIA (Oct.29, 2007) — Sharyn Litvin of Churchville, Pa., president of the Marlyn R. Fein Chapter of Fox Chase Cancer Center's volunteer Board of Associates, presented a check for $80,000 to Board president Barbara B. Johnson on Monday, October 22. The donation represents the chapter's 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 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).