The St. Andrews Chapter was founded by Elayne Blackman 13 years ago after she received treatment for oral cancer from Dr. Jarred Goodwin at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During her one-year check-up, Barbara Pessel (our Sylvester physician liaison ), asked Elayne if she would be interested in starting a Pap Corps Chapter in St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton. Having survived two types of cancer (first breast cancer treated in New York, then oral cancer treated at Sylvester), Elayne wanted to turn lemons into lemonade and she felt this was a great opportunity to do just that. Knowing first hand the importance of having access to excellent doctors, she agreed to open the Chapter. After an initial meeting at her house with all the members from the Board of Directors, the St. Andrews Chapter was formed. She became the first President, and her good friend Wendy Salomon decided to join as Vice President and Treasurer.
The St. Andrews Chapter became a very successful fundraising Chapter that held numerous events throughout the year including silent auctions, luncheons, and casino nights. Since Elayne had experience in the world of Art from having worked as a docent at the Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Arts for 5 years, she organized bus tours to private art collections in Miami and Palm Beach. All of these were very successful fundraising events that contributed greatly to cancer research.
Four years later another resident from the St. Andrews community, Ally Kroner, had a brother diagnosed with cancer. Elayne connected her with Sylvester where the cancer was successfully treated. Ally was so thankful for this that she decided to become a volunteer, and Elayne offered her the position of President, which she held for 4 years, including Janyce Speier as Vice President. The two of them organized the whole Chapter, and helped Elayne expand the luncheons and other activities by forming a new journal ad book, and including sponsorships on all the invitations. Today Elayne is back at the President seat, and Wendy remains as Vice President and Treasurer. Both working hard to come up with innovative ways of continuing to raise funds through these difficult times of Covid 19.
About The Pap Corps
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.
July 29, 2019 was a momentous day for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the center received the prestigious National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. Sylvester is the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Florida, and one of only two in the state of Florida. The National Cancer Institute recognized Sylvester, the region’s only university based comprehensive cancer center, for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
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Upcoming Event – Cocktail Party
January 17th, 2023
You hit the trifecta, we are offering you the following trips to bid on, you will be helping us raise money for cancer research, traveling on one of these great trips. You can bid on these even if you don’t attend, or if need an invitation contact Wendy Child prior to Jan 17th. 561-302-6626.
Starting prices as follows:
Cabo Private Villa $7,500
Monte Carlo $8,500
US Open LA $7,500
Golf’s Greatest Tradition Masters Augusta $16,000
Tuscan Villa $12,500 or For $4,000 more choice of In Villa dinner for 12 or Montepulciano Wine tour for 12
Click on the images below to review the details for each prize.
With great appreciation we welcome our new members and thank them for joining and supporting
the St. Andrews Chapter of The Pap Corps.
Below are the members who joined during our 2020-2021 year. Welcome!
Elayne Blackman – Founder and President, Wendy Salomon – Vice President and Treasurer, Barbara Peskin – Vice President of Membership
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If you HAVE an Amazon account, click on the button below to sign in to AmazonSmile. The “Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research” organization will be selected by default as your choice for the donation. Then go ahead and do your purchasing (just like you would do on Amazon), only this site is Amazon Smile, and it does the rest by donating .5% of your purchases. (Yes, Amazon Smile does have a prime account feature, too.)
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