• Events

    Operation Jimbo Claus Arrives at Fox Chase

    by  • December 28, 2013 • Coping with Cancer, Events, General Interest, Special events

    When Brian McShane started Jimbo’s Squad, his goal was to provide comfort for patients treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center and their families. This Christmas, he did just that by distributing performance pullover sweatshirts and hats to patients. One of the Squad’s most popular annual traditions is called “Operation Jimbo Claus,” in which they...

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    Join former NFL player, Chris Draft, at Together Facing Lung Cancer

    by  • October 29, 2013 • Lung Cancer, Special events

    It’s quite uncommon to find a former NFL linebacker visiting a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center, much less one who visited all 41 NCI centers last year. But when you meet Chris Draft, the reason becomes clear. His wife, Keasha Rutledge Draft, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in early...

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    You’re Invited to Meet Jessica Wapner, Author of The Philadelphia Chromosome

    by  • May 1, 2013 • Cancer Conversations, Events, Scientific Research, Special events

    The book launch for Jessica Wapner’s history of the discovery of The Philadelphia Chromosome is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Ms. Wapner’s program begins at 7pm in the Auditorium, followed by a reception with refreshments and books for sale. The seminal discovery took place under a Fox Chase...

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    How Can Yoga Help Cancer Patients?

    by  • January 22, 2013 • Events, Uncategorized, Yoga for Cancer Patients

    According to the American Cancer Society, yoga is a form of non-aerobic exercise that involves a program of precise posture, breathing exercises, and meditation. In ancient Sanskrit, the word yoga means “union.” Yoga has proven to be beneficial for many cancer patients as it promotes relaxation and can often kick-start a fitness regimen. Although...

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    Guess who I ran into at BJ’s Wholesale Club in October?

    by  • October 26, 2012 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Events, Special events, Uncategorized, Women's Cancer Center

    Earlier this month, BJ’s Wholesale Club in Conshohocken, PA, hosted an annual event called “BJ’s Pink Picnic.”  BJ’s invited Fox Chase Cancer Center survivors, family members, and friends as well as Club Members to attend to learn about and celebrate cancer research and survivorship. As I walked in to BJ’s and headed towards the...

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