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The Pap Corps’ Mission, Vision & Spirit

United by a single purpose … Inspired by a single goal!

The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research is one of the largest all-volunteer fundraising organizations in South Florida. More than 51 chapters and 20,000 members are dedicated to supporting research for all types of cancer at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only academic hospital in our community.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

To imagine – and help create – A World Without Cancer.

Our Spirit

Derives from our enthusiasm, passion and commitment we share, our thousands of members and volunteers working toward a common goal, our determination to make our vision a reality, and the knowledge that each contribution benefits our own community and cancer research worldwide!

Research Matters

Every dollar that you raise or donate brings hope to someone touched by cancer. Since 1952, The Pap Corps donated more than $110 million dollars to achieve our vision because Research Matters!

Our Awards

1990

From UM School of Medicine – Helping Hands Award – Organization of the Year

1993

From UM School of Medicine – Helping Hands Award

1994

From UM School of Medicine – Helping Hands Award

2001

From Sylvester – True Leaders in the Search for a Cure!

2005

From UM – Sylvester – The 20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards – Table Honoree

2007

From UM – Sylvester 55 years of unwavering commitment to cancer research

2009

From Sylvester – ‘Always inspired by the Pap Corps’ steadfast commitment to Cancer Research’

2012

From Sylvester – Diamond Anniversary of The Pap Corps (6 decades of partnership)

2014

From Sylvester – Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia Inaugural Recipient – Ronan T. Swords M.D., Ph.D., FRCPI, FRCPath

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