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New Program Matches Volunteers with Those in Need

In her younger years, Irma worked in a school helping students grow into the fine individuals they are today. She enjoyed her life immensely, especially the field trips with the students and times with her family. Sadly, Irma’s daughter passed away and so did her husband. She has no family. Because of her age and some physical disabilities, she has become homebound. Although she lives on her own, she has difficulty cooking for herself. She relies on the kindness of others to go shopping for her or to take her to her doctor appointments, as she can no longer drive. […]


Changing Childhood Cancer Project

Wondering how much of a difference a child can make? Well, if Alex Scott is any indicator, a pretty big one. When Alex was just 4 years old, she decided she wanted to set-up a lemonade stand to help kids like herself who had cancer. She didn’t want to keep the money but instead wanted to donate the funds to help doctors on their way to finding a cure. By the time she was 8, Alex had raised a million dollars for childhood cancer research with the help of volunteers across the country. What’s more is her message had spread […]


Paws for the Cause

Paws for the Cause (www.foxchase.org/events/paws) Fox Chase Cancer Center is pleased to host its 12th Annual Paws for the Cause Dog Walk on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 9:30 am on the Fox Chase campus. This year’s spokesperson is 13-year-old Skyler Kleger of Chalfont, who is participating with her rescue dog, Cooper, in honor of her mother and in memory of her grandmother – both of whom were treated at Fox Chase. She is also doing this in preparation for her Bat Mitzvah this fall. “Bake sales, bracelet sales, whatever she can think of,” says Karen Kleger of her daughter’s […]