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South Florida’s Largest, Volunteer Cancer Fundraising Organization

With 20,000 members strong, The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research is South Florida’s largest grassroots fundraising organization. Together, we strive towards our collective vision— A World Without Cancer. All funds raised at our events benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. There, physicians and scientists work on groundbreaking research programs to eradicate all forms of cancer.


To enable and support through the funds we raise, the vital research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.


21oct9:30 amPolo Trace Opening Breakfast


08nov10:00 am2:00 pmPolo Trace Holiday Boutique Shopping Day


01dec10:00 am1:00 pmPolo Trace Evelyn and ArthurOne Day Shopping Event

Featured Chapter News and Events

Check our calendar often to stay up-to-date with upcoming events!

The Polo Trace Chapter of The Pap Corps was established in May 2021. We are proud to be the 51st chapter of this prestigious organization. Our Board consists of dedicated people who have been active members of The Pap Corps for many years. We are an “Open Chapter”, and as such, invite men and women who are not residents of Polo Trace to join. In addition, we have a Men’s Division, whose function is to set up special fundraising activities!

Our Mission

To raise crucial funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

You can click here to view our Founding Board Members.

Polo Trace Founding Board Members

Ann Carro – President

Deb Giacchino – Treasurer

Cindy DuBoff – Executive VP

Arlyne Sternburg – Recording Secretary

Shelley Moss & Leslie Cooper – Tributes

Neddy Paris & Jodi Fiddle Lieberman – Membership

Scott Paris – Men’s Division

Barbara Mark, Connie Rieser, Joy Carroll & Becky Kern – Fundraising VP

The Polo Trace Newsletter

Issue #2

The Polo Trace Fun With Flowers

Polo Trace kicked off the new season with a Fundraiser for Sylvester Hospital with the event: Fun With Flowers! The participants received instructions on the making of a beautiful floral arrangement which they took home!

The Polo Trace Sylvester Symposium

The Polo Trace Chapter hosted their first Wine and Cheese Symposium to bring awareness of the Pap Corps partnership with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Art Rosenberg and Leslie Cooper organized this event to have amazing speakers whose objectives were to understand more about The Pap Corps, and to increase men’s participation in the organization.

Dr. Mikkael Sekeres, from Sylvester Hospital, spoke about the advances being made through the research at Sylvester and its designation as the only NCI (National Cancer Institute) in South Florida.

Susan Dinter, Chairman of the Pap Corps Board, spoke about the member benefits of joining the Pap Corps, and the connection to Sylvester Hospital.

David Aukstikalnis, a Lifetime Member of the Pap Corps and a resident of Polo Trace, spoke about his successful journey from Cancer diagnosis through surgery at Sylvester, and treatment, and the importance of The Pap Corps in his life.

Sylvester, with its cutting-edge therapies over the last decade is one of the nation’s top Cancer research hospitals!

The Polo Trace Walkathon

Polo Trace Walkathon, March 25, 2023

The Polo Trace Line Dancing!

Polo Trace held a very successful Event Saturday evening…Line Dancing with Award Winners Roz and Nat Morgan. It was held as a Fund Raiser by the Pap Corps Chapter for Sylvester Hospital.

The Polo Trace Chapter Donates Over 400 Toys to Underprivileged Children of Palm Beach County

The Polo Trace Pap Chapter donated over 400 toys for the underprivileged children of Palm Beach County.  Deputy Kenneth Torrence, Community Outreach Coordinator and Media Relations of the PBCSO ( Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office) collected the toys on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.  He was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the generosity of the Polo Trace homeowners to meet the needs of these children.  The PBCSO has volunteered to assist us with the Polo Trace Walkathon to be held on March 25, 2023, to raise money for Cancer Research at Sylvester Hospital in Miami

Presidents Meeting

On Thursday, December 8th, five members of the Polo Trace Pap Corps Chapter attended the Presidents Meeting at Boca West Country Club. The featured speaker was Dr. Matthew P. Schlumbrecht, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Vice Chair of Global and Community Health Director, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

Polo Trace Opening Breakfast

Opening Breakfast & Installation of the Polo Trace Pap Corp Board, Oct. 15th, 2022.  Guest speaker Dr. Krill-Jackson, and installation of Officers by Sally Berensweig.

Holiday Boutique Shopping Day

Holiday Boutique Shopping Day, Nov. 2, 2022.  The first holiday shopping spree was held at Polo Trace.

The Polo Trace Fun With Flowers

Congratulations to the Polo Trace Chapter of the Pap Corps for a very successful fund raiser “Fun With Flowers,” Chaired by Leslie Cooper. The participants created the beautiful arrangement at Field of Flowers in Boca Raton. The attendees included: Ann Carro, Sherry Berlin, Eileen Cuskaden, Lauren Faustini, Diane Franco, Cathy Frisch, Susan Giallorenzo, Judy Koles, Barbara Mark, Jaime Morgenlander, Lydia Morrison, Donna Rizzo, Debbie Russo, Alleen Rutherford, Valerie Schreibman, Janrae Belostock, Paula Berezin, Linda Tepper and Laurie Weinberger.

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


Contact Us

If you would like to obtain additional information about the Polo Trace Chapter of the PAP CORPS, please send an email to the Polo Trace Chapter President, Ann Carro at ascarro@aol.com.   We would be happy to supply information about donations, membership and/or volunteering! 

President – Ann Carro (ascarro@aol.com)

Membership/ Fundraising – Cindy DuBoff (cindyduboff@gmail.com) or

Jaime Morgenlander (jaimeabby1400@aol.com)

Tributes – Arlyne Sternburg (asternburg@yahoo.com)

Donations – Deb Giacchino (dgiacchino@aol.com)

Programs – Elyse Kaplan (elyserkaplan7@gmail.com)

Recording Secretary – Becky Kern (Bexbo2@gmail.com)