Pap Corps donates $3.5 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center | National


DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – You can’t stop the champions! Rebounding from COVID-19, the Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research ( ) came back in force with their fundraising for the 2021/2022 financial year. At their May meeting, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization donated $3.5 million to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nearly 300 Pap Corps members, along with Sylvester leaders, enjoyed a magnificent breakfast at Boca West, where the check was presented to Jayne Sylvester Malfitano on behalf of the center.

“I’m so proud of our amazing members,” said Sally Berenzweig, CEO of The Pap Corps. “Your dedication and passion, especially over the past few years, has been such an inspiration.”

Jayne Sylvester Malfitano, whose parents endowed the center, spoke eloquently of the special partnership between The Pap Corps and Sylvester, and shared many of the many scientific advances that have taken place through research, including the rise of precision medicine, which is a cancer treatment approach targeting each person’s unique cancer genetic markers.

Sylvester is the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Florida, and the Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million over the past 70 years to support cancer research. To celebrate seven decades of giving, Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth issued a proclamation honoring the nonprofit service.

Other highlights of the event include recognizing top donors in several categories, honoring outgoing Chapter Presidents, and welcoming new Chapter Presidents.

“It is with such joy that we come together today to celebrate our members and honor the unique role our organization plays in advancing lifesaving cancer treatments,” said Susan Dinter, Chair of the Board of Directors of Pap Body. “We can’t wait to create a world without cancer, but until we achieve that goal, The Pap Corps will be here!”

About Pap Corps:

Since its founding in 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic pledge of $50 million in 2016. The Pap Corps is named after Dr. George Papanicolaou. , a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, who introduced the world to the revolutionary “Pap” test. A small group of women started the organization to support their efforts, and over the decades it has grown into an organization of more than 20,000 men and women in more than 50 chapters who raise funds to support research. on all types of cancer.

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