Boca Pointe Chapter
The Boca Pointe Chapter is Created. And so it began…
Paula Robbins, was a guest of her aunt Miriam in early 1998 at the Huntington Lakes ‘unit’ (today called chapter) of The Papanicolaou Annual Donor Luncheon.
She heard a whisper from her aunt suggesting that she might think about starting her own group at Boca Pointe. "You must have been reading my mind," said Paula.
Hearing that faint whisper, she went right to work. The first meeting was held on October 6, 1998 in the meeting room at Promenade at Boca Pointe. Paula Robbins is the founder of The Boca Pointe Chapter of The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research.
Today, the Boca Pointe Chapter includes more than 700 dedicated members, men and women, and has raised more than 2 million dollars in the 21 years of its existence without spending a dime more than necessary on expenses. There are not many organizations that can make that claim!
Over the years, we have asked all our members for contributions and they never let us down. We thank you for your ongoing support and all the donations you have made to fight this awful disease.
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Sally Berenzweig, Jayne Malfitano, Dr. Antonio Lavarone, Susan Dinter – Photo: Kay Renz
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to Benefit from Nonprofit’s Largest Gift
Deerfield Beach, FL – The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research recently presented a historic donation to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of $8.4 million. This gift came in two parts, $3.4 million through the volunteers’ fundraising efforts and $5 million from an anonymous donor. This is the largest single gift in the nonprofit’s 70-year history. The Pap Corps supports research for all types of cancer at Sylvester and has over 20,000 volunteer members in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
“We are thrilled to make this unprecedented gift to Sylvester,” said Sally Berenzweig, CEO of The Pap Corps. “Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our members and the incredible generosity of our anonymous donor, this gift will be used to support groundbreaking research that results in lifesaving treatments for cancer patients.”
During the check presentation event, which took place at Boca West Country Club, Dr. Antonio Iavarone, the deputy director of Sylvester and a renowned expert in glioblastoma and other aggressive brain tumors, spoke to the over 400 members in attendance about the outstanding advances that are occurring thanks to cancer research. During his presentation, he acknowledged the incomparable support of The Pap Corps members and thanked them for their unwavering dedication.
“Today was one of the most exciting days in the history of The Pap Corps,” said Susan Dinter, Chair. “We are so grateful for the remarkable support of our members, who work tirelessly year after year to fund these multimillion-dollar donations, and to our benevolent donor whose commitment to our mission inspires us all! For 70 years, we have supported cancer research and will continue to do so until a cure can be found.”
May is National Cancer Research Month and thanks to incredible advances during the past decades, death rates have declined, but The Pap Corps’ job is far from over. The members of this organization know that revolutionary new treatments are on the horizon, but funding is critical to reach the next level of success. Achieving greater survival rates, year after year, is what keeps the organizations’ over 20,000 members motivated!