Palm Isles Chapter

The Pap Corps is named for Dr. George Papanicolau, who pioneered the Pap Test for cervical cancer. Founded in 1993, the Palm Isles Chapter today has more than 550 members, including a men’s initiative. We hold monthly educational meetings with social lunches; an annual Walkathon; card parties; a fashion show; musical fundraisers, and more.

Mission statement

To enable and support, through the funds we raise, the vital research programs at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The ONLY National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated center in Southeast Florida.

Would you like to learn more about joining our Chapter? Or volunteer opportunities? Contact Us!

Pancreatic Cancer

Support our new fundraising initiative. Our chapter has committed to support a Sylvester research lab each year through an earmarked scholarship. This year we are supporting a laboratory targeting pancreatic cancer. You can find more on such projects here and here.

Featured Events and News

Our October Newsletter is out! Click the button below to flip through its pages.

Palm Isles October Newsletter



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Palm Isles Chapter Officers

Lois Gold – Co-President

Marlene Waldfogel – Co-President

Ellen Parker – President Emeritus

Kati Berman – Treasurer

Fran Ross – Asst. Treasurer

Maxine Persons – Recording Sec.

Gail Sewing – Director at Large

Sheila Yagoda – VP Membership

Robin Epstein – VP Membership

Phyllis Miller – Director

Laura Simon Telzer – Director

Paula Balgley – VP Emeritus

Deena Gross – VP Fundraising

Mikki Abrams – Dir. Events

Phyllis Ianniello – Dir. In-Kind Giving

Carol Newman – Dir. Foundation Res.

Lorraine Bramble – Dir. Walkathon

Elaine Werner – Dir. Major Events 

Janet Bernstein – VP Levels of Giving

Dale Joyce – Co-VP Tribute Cards

Grace Marino – Co-VP Tribute Cards

Lenore Stillson – Dir., Ambassadors

Ann Yarden – Dir., Ambassadors

Roni Kravet – Co-VP Programming

Phyllis Quesnel – Co-VP Programming

Lorraine Bramble (VP) – Communications Team