Pap Corps members gathered at Boca West Country Club for its Annual Gift to Sylvester Celebration where the members presented the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with a check for $3.6 million.
Dr. Stephen Nimer, Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, praised the members of The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research for their overwhelming and consistent dedication which has been an integral part of Sylvester’s growing global reputation and its mission to achieve National Cancer Institute designation.
“In terms of our journey for NCI designation, we have been partners in this pursuit, and I want to thank you on behalf of everyone at Sylvester for all that you have done for us and for your consistency,” Nimer said. “In order to build, you need people who will be supporting you year after year, and that is what you have done for us. This consistency and support have allowed us to recruit over 125 faculty members to Sylvester from all over the world and this is because of you, so thank you so much.”
Nimer went on to detail the high scores Sylvester has garnered in their preliminary reviews to become South Florida’s only NCI designated center and their hopes to achieve this coveted recognition this summer.
Nimer also went on the praise the leadership of The Pap Corps’ president Linda Moses, who gave an inspiring speech to the members and provided a detailed review of some of the key ways in which the nonprofits’ donations have been utilized by Sylvester including:
The Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia
The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research Nurses Fund
The Pap Corps Endowed Chair in Solid Tumor Research.
The Precision Medicine Program
The Dr. Kevin Berkowitz End of Year Giving Campaign directed to Melanoma Research
“Today, speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors, we continue to be in awe of your hard work, energy and endless enthusiasm in raising funds to fight a disease that has touched us all, said Moses about the organization’s over 20,000 members. “We salute your efforts, your dedication and your continued will to fulfill our mission to enable through the funds we raise, the vital research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.”
During the event outgoing chapter presidents and board members were recognized and new board members were welcomed.