PHILADELPHIA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Online registration is now open
at http://www.foxchasegiving.org/pedal for Fox Chase Cancer Center's Pedal
for Prevention, a fundraising bike ride on Sunday, June 11, at 7:00 a.m.
Registered participants will ride Philadelphia's International Cycling
Championship racecourse including Kelly Drive, the Manayunk "Wall,"
(pushing allowed!) and Lemon Hill. Pedal for Prevention is one of the
activities associated with the Pennsylvania Triple Crown of Cycling
Benefiting Fox Chase Cancer Center.
The website, http://www.foxchasegiving.org/pedal, allows riders to
register in advance for the ride, create a personal homepage, and develop
teams. User-friendly tools make it easy to solicit support from family and
friends. By logging on, riders can see where they rank among other
participants in their fundraising efforts. The simple web templates make
fundraising effortless and fun.
Pedal for Prevention was created in 1990 by four cancer patients who
wanted to celebrate their survival with a day of cycling to benefit Fox
Chase. Last year's ride raised more than $40,000. This year's goal is to
raise $100,000 to benefit cancer prevention programs at Fox Chase.
The Pennsylvania Triple Crown of Cycling Benefiting Fox Chase Cancer
Center includes three professional cycling races -- the Lancaster Classic
on June 4, the Reading Classic on June 8 and the Philadelphia International
Cycling Championship on June 11. Over the next five years, Fox Chase will
benefit from fundraising events associated with the three races. For more
information about the races, log on to http://www.procyclingtour.com
The Pennsylvania Triple Crown of Cycling is held under the auspices of
Commonwealth International Cycling, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit
corporation dedicated to the development of cycling events and programs in
Pennsylvania. Pro Cycling Tour, LLC is contracted to manage the event.
Fox Chase Cancer Center was founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as the
nation's first cancer hospital. In 1974, Fox Chase became one of the first
institutions designated as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer
Center. Fox Chase conducts basic, clinical, population and translational
research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and
community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit
the Center's web site at http://www.fccc.edu or call 1-888-FOX CHASE.
Fox Chase Cancer Center Contact: Karen Mallet, 215-514-9751
Contact: Carolyn Worthington, 610-676-0390, ext. 104,
SOURCE Fox Chase Cancer Center