Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pap Corps Honors Media with Awards

03.10.2005

“Research cures cancer, and no group works harder than the Pap Corps to support that effort”, says Dr. Joe Rosenblatt, UM/Sylvester Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research and the Miller School of Medicine. “The work we do would not be possible without the loyal support of the Pap Corps, the largest grassroots fund-raising organization in the United States with 16,000 members”, he said.

The Pap Corps is named in honor of Dr. George Papanicolaou who developed the “Pap Test” to detect cervical cancer.

“Cancer is something that affects everybody whether directly or indirectly. Our members believe that the cure will only come from research”, said Gloria Berkowitz, President. “That is why we support critical research in tumor immunology, cancer cell biology and genetics, melanoma, and ovarian cancer at UM/Sylvester, the only university based cancer center in South Florida.”

“We appreciate the efforts by those in the media that have recognized the contribution of over $30,000,000 given by our members through their unique and dedicated fund-raising events. Our Media Recognition Award is given to honor the media that have graciously donated their time and space to furthering awareness of our organization”, Berkowitz said.

Plaques recognizing their contribution were given at a Breakfast Meeting on March 10, 2005 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

Accepting awards were Opal Comfort, Miami Herald; Ellen Jaffe, 101.5 Lite FM; Bob Mayer, WTVJNBC; Jamie McClintock, Delray News; Bea Moss, Miami Herald; Jackie Nespral, WTVJNBC; Mary Riedel, Sun Sentinel; Marci Shatzman, Sun Sentinel.

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