The Organization’s Consistent Support Praised for Helping Sylvester Grow Global Reputation

The Pap Corps

BOCA RATON, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The Boca West Country Club ballroom was filled to capacity for The Pap Corps’ Annual Gift to Sylvester Celebration. The South Florida nonprofit once again raised an incredible $3.6 million thanks to over 400 events that its members held during the year. Dr. Stephen Nimer, Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, praised the members of The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research for their overwhelming and consistent dedication which has been an integral part of Sylvester’s growing global reputation and its mission to achieve National Cancer Institute designation.

“In terms of our journey for NCI designation, we have been partners in this pursuit, and I want to thank you on behalf of everyone at Sylvester for all that you have done for us and for your consistency,” said Nimer. “In order to build, you need people who will be supporting you year after year, and that is what you have done for us. This consistency and support have allowed us to recruit over 125 faculty members to Sylvester from all over the world and this is because of you, so thank you so much.”

Nimer went on to detail the excellent scores Sylvester has garnered in their preliminary reviews to become South Florida’s only NCI designated center and their hopes to achieve this coveted recognition this summer.

Nimer also went on the praise the tremendous leadership of The Pap Corps’ president Linda Moses, who gave an inspiring speech to the members and provided a detailed review of some of the key ways in which the nonprofits’ donations have been utilized by Sylvester including:

  1. The Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia
  2. The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research Nurses Fund
  3. The Pap Corps Endowed Chair in Solid Tumor Research.
  4. The Precision Medicine Program
  5. The Dr. Kevin Berkowitz End of Year Giving Campaign directed to Melanoma Research

“Today, speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, we continue to be in awe of your hard work, energy and endless enthusiasm in raising funds to fight a disease that has touched us all, said Moses about the organization’s over 20,000 members. “We salute your efforts, your dedication and your continued will to fulfill our mission to enable through the funds we raise, the vital research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.”

During the event outgoing chapter presidents and board members were recognized and new board members were welcomed.

The Pap Corps looks to the new fiscal year as a tremendous opportunity to grow The Pap Corps’ base by expanding its reach through a new professional group, a new men’s initiative and launching new community chapters. The organization welcomes all who would like to become a Champion for Cancer Research to learn more at

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. 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 research for all types of cancers.