Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Macy’s Foundation Donates $100,000 to Name Waiting Area at UM/Sylvester


Macy’s Foundation is doing its part in the fight against cancer with a national gift to the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Macy’s Florida Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Julie Greiner and President and Chief Operating Officer of Macy’s Florida J. David Scheiner presented a $100,000 check from the Macy’s Foundation to UM/Sylvester today. UM/Sylvester Director, W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., F.A.C.S., was on hand to receive the check.

“Macy’s is a wonderful corporate partner and we are excited about this investment in breast cancer research,” said Goodwin. “Our Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at UM/Sylvester has rapidly become one of the finest in the Nation and I am confident that Dr. Joyce Slingerland (director of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute) and her team will use this investment wisely.”

A key member of that team, Mark D. Pegram, M.D., was also on hand for the event. Pegram recently joined UM/Sylvester as associate director, clinical and translational research for the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute. He is an internationally-renowned expert who was a co-investigator on the landmark research and clinical trials that led to the development of Herceptin, the first FDA-approved targeted therapy for use in early-stage HER-2 positive breast cancers. Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D., UM/Sylvester’s Associate Director of Clinical and Translational Research, discussed the latest advancements taking place at the cancer center. And, UM/Sylvester Board of Governors chair, Joan Scheiner, talked about her personal cancer journey.

The Macy’s Foundation donation will be used to name the mammography waiting area at the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at UM/Sylvester, which is currently the only academic research-based breast cancer facility in South Florida, serving residents throughout Florida and providing international breast consultation services.

“Macy’s is proud to be joining together with UM/Sylvester, a leader in South Florida in the treatment of cancer,” said Julie Greiner, Macy’s Florida Chairman. Greiner, along with COO Scheiner and his wife, Joan, presented the check to Dr. Goodwin.

The waiting area will be called the Macy’s Foundation Mammography Waiting Area.

About UM Sylvester

UM/Sylvester opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UM/Sylvester handles nearly 1,600 inpatient admissions annually, performs 2,600 surgical procedures, and treats 3,400 new cancer patients. All UM/Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, UM/Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in more than 250 clinical trials and receive more than $30 million annually in research grants. UM/Sylvester at Deerfield Beach opened in 2003 to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties. A major expansion is currently underway, which will double the size of this facility by adding diagnostic imaging services, additional chemotherapy chairs, and expanded exam rooms. Deerfield Beach offers appointments with physicians from 12 of UM/Sylvester’s 15 Site Disease Groups, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Offering distinctive assortments including exclusive fashion and home brands, Macy’s stores are operated by seven regionally based retail divisions – Macy’s East, Macy’s Florida, Macy’s Midwest, Macy’s North, Macy’s Northwest, Macy’s South, and Macy’s West – and an online store at

About Macy’s Florida

Macy’s Florida is based in Miami and operates 61 stores in Florida and Puerto Rico. For additional media materials, please visit our online pressroom at

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