Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Broward Commission Declares February “Pap Corps Cancer Research Month”


Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief with Pap Corps leaders Naomi Prever and Lillian Hartstein.

Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief, right, presents a proclamation to Naomi Prever and Lillian Hartstein, both of Pap Corps.

Broward County Commissioners have designated February as “Pap Corps Cancer Research Month” in order to promote cancer research and the work that The Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research does to support vital research projects at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

“I want to thank the commission for recognizing us,” said Pap Corps President Naomi Prever. “The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only academic center in South Florida doing cancer research. We’re very proud to raise lots of money for this great organization.”

In January, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, on behalf of the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, recognized The Pap Corps on its 60th anniversary.

“Without people contributing funds to research the cause of cancer and ways to prevent it, thousands of women and men would not be here today and leading healthy lives,” said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson. “We know that more strides need to be made. However, we are grateful that individuals, organizations and communities are working together to raise funds to end this often deadly disease.”

Last May, 21,000 Pap Corps volunteers, many of whom live in Broward County, donated $3.4 million, providing seed money that Sylvester’s cancer researchers need to develop life-saving treatments.

This year, The Pap Corps is celebrating 60 years of raising funds for cancer research, and will kick off its birthday bash on Saturday, March 24, 2012, with the 12th Annual Walkathon at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. To learn how you can get involved with The Pap Corps, visit

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