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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.


The Polo Trace Chapter

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


You can click here to view our Founding Board Members. You can click here to view our current Board Members.

Polo Trace Founding Board Members

Ann Carro – President

Deb Giacchino – Treasurer

Cindy DuBoff – Executive VP

Arlyne Sternburg – Recording Secretary

Elyse Kaplan – Tributes Cards


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The Polo Trace Newsletter

Volume 2 Issue #1

Third Annual Walkathon

The Third Annual Polo Trace Walkathon was held Saturday, March 22nd.  The forecast of inclement weather "Thunder and Lightening, Torrential Rain," did not deter the almost 300 volunteer walkers! Their goal was to raise funds for Cancer Research for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami. We congratulate the Polo Trace Chapter Walkathon Committee: Joy Carroll, Chair, Neddy Paris, Co-President, Cindy DuBoff, Co-President, Connie Rieser, Barbara Mark, Becky Kern, Deb Giacchino, Treasurer, and Jodi Fiddle-Lieberman. They raised over $30,000! Ann Soranno Carro, President Emeritus, and the Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research are very proud of your accomplishments...To help create a world without cancer!

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January 20th, 2024

The Polo Trace Fun With Flowers

December 2023, Polo Trace Pap Chapter had its third Fun With Flowers event at Field of Flowers in Boca.

The Polo Trace Toy Drive

Over 500+ Toys being donated!

The Polo Trace Holiday Boutique 11/8/23

The Polo Trace Anniversary

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!

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

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 one of Co-President's below.  We would be happy to supply information about donations, membership and/or volunteering!

Co-President / Fundraising - Cindy DuBoff (cindyduboff@gmail.com) or

Nereida Paris (spitfire723@gmail.com)

Membership - Alleen Rutherford (arthurf25@gmail.com) or

Christina Pino (cpino5@comcast.net) or

Jaime Morgenlander (jaimeabby1400@aol.com)

Tributes - Judy Koles (judykoles@gmail.com) or

Shelly Moss (mbmoss13@gmail.com)

Donations - Deb Giacchino (dgiacchino@aol.com)

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