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Dog Lovers Hit the Street for Fox Chase's Annual Paws for the Cause Charity Dog-Walk

All Dogs and Puppies Are Invited to Participate

Skyler and her dog, Cooper at the 2010 Paws for the Cause

Skyler and her dog, Cooper
For more information, visit www.foxchase.org/events/paws

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PHILADELPHIA (October 17, 2011) – Come join Skyler Kleger, 7th grade student and daughter of a cancer survivor, and her rescue dog Cooper at Fox Chase Cancer Center’s annual charity dog-walk—Paws for the Cause—as they walk to raise funds to support the effort to prevail over cancer.  The event takes place Sunday, October 23rd at 10:30 a.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.) on Fox Chase’s Northeast Philadelphia campus (333 Cottman Avenue).  Participants will enjoy a one-mile walk with their dogs around the Center grounds, as well as contests, prizes, and giveaways from local vendors.

"In 2007, my mom was diagnosed with cancer and my brothers and I were really scared.  Luckily, her treatment at Fox Chase was successful and she is doing great today,” says Skyler.  The Kleger’s dog Cooper was rescued from a local animal shelter after Sklyer’s mom finished her cancer treatment.  “When I heard about this event, I wanted to get involved in honor of my mom and our dog.”

Registration for this year’s Paws for the Cause event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 23rd, and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.  For a $25 registration fee, participants will receive one T-shirt and goody bag filled with nutritious dog treats, Kuvasz greeting cards, coupons and the October 2011 issue of Tails magazine.  They can also pick up freebies from one of the many vendors that will be at the walk like, PetSmart, 7-Eleven, WMGK-FM, and many more.

For more information, visit www.foxchase.org/events/paws. Sponsor Skyler Kleger, or click on “Sponsor a Participant” on the event’s registration site to sponsor another name.


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).

Media inquiries only, please contact Diana Quattrone at 215-728-7784.

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