Yacht Hop and Waterside Soiree Raises Profile of 65-Year-Old Nonprofit

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — A who’s who from Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton converged upon the famed Turnberry Marina & Turnberry Isle Condominium to learn how to support the mission of The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research. The Inaugural Yacht Hop and Waterside Soiree attracted 350 attendees who enjoyed a dazzling evening, featuring performances by Jon Boogz and The Aqualillies.

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The evening’s emcees, WFOR’s Lisa Petrillo and 790 The Sports Ticket’s Brett Romberg, offered compelling insights and opportunites to support the organization which has raised over $110 million in research funds for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, including a historic pledge in 2016 dedicating The Pap Corps Campus at Sylvester in Deerfield Beach.

“We wanted to make a big splash with our first public event, and we certainly did so with this spectacular nautical-themed night,” said The Pap Corps CEO, David Bakelman. “This event was a tremendous opportunity to introduce our mission to a new demographic, and we were overwhelmed by the response.”

During the evening, The Pap Corps showcased a moving video which encapsulated their history and mission. With this first major public event, the organization is reaching out beyond their base of 20,000 members in over 55 chapters to touch upon new volunteers who can show their support in any number of ways.

“Unfortunately, cancer touches most people’s lives, but by supporting The Pap Corps, you take part in an empowering journey to create new life-saving treatments,” said Pap Corps President, Linda Moses. “We hope that the momentum from this event will encourage more people to get on board and help our organization become one of the most powerful agents for cancer research.”

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About The Pap Corps:
Since its founding in 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic $50 million pledge in 2016 dedicating The Pap Corps Campus at Sylvester in Deerfield Beach. The Pap Corps derives its name from 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 began the organization to support his efforts, and over the decades it has grown into an organization of over 20,000 men and women, in over 50 chapters, who raise funds to support all types of cancers.

For more information about the organization’s history, fundraising initiatives and volunteer opportunities, please visit

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