Registration Now Open for Fox Chase Cancer Center's Pedal for Prevention Bike Ride

June 11th Fundraiser for Cancer Prevention Allows Public to Ride

Philadelphia's International Cycling Championship Race Course

Apr 21, 2006, 01:00 ET from Fox Chase Cancer Center

    PHILADELPHIA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Online registration is now open
 at 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,, 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
     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 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