Pap Corps Celebrates 65 Years In Boca, Gala Set For Polo Club

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source Pap Corps) — Champions For Cancer Research (www.thepapcorps.org) is delighted to announce that their 65th Anniversary celebration will honor Jayne Sylvester Malfitano.
The gala luncheon will take place on November 9th at 11:30 a.m. at The Polo Club in Boca Raton. The event will include a fashion show by Neiman Marcus and musical entertainment by internationally known singer Franco Corso. The Gala will feature a video retrospective of the organization’s incredible impact on cancer research during the past 65 years. Tickets are $125 per person. For reservations and more information, please call 954-425-8100 or visit www.thepapcorps.org.
“The accomplishments of The Pap Corps are truly outstanding,” said new CEO David Bakelman. “What began as a small group of women aiding Dr. Papanicolaou, the inventor of the pap smear, back in the 1950’s has emerged into a powerful organization with over 50 chapters and 20,000 members. Through their dynamic fundraising efforts, the Corps has become one of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s most vital partnerships and one of the strongest forces for promoting research for all types of cancers.”
Since its founding in 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic $50 million pledge in 2016 dedicating The Pap Corps Campus at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach.
“We are thrilled to be honoring Jayne Sylvester Malfitano at this event,” continued Bakelman. “Her dedication to cancer research has been unfailing and her continuing stewardship of this cause has provided so many with the opportunity to access leading doctors, researchers and treatments.”
Jayne Sylvester Malfitano’s involvement with Sylvester dates back more than 20 years when her father, Harcourt Sylvester Jr., first pledged $27.5 million to the University of Miami to build a cancer center in honor of his parents. Since that time, Malfitano’s commitment to cancer care in South Florida has only deepened. Today, she is Vice-Chair of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Board of Governors.
“Sylvester has given a future to so many,” she said. “I want to help continue that commitment.” Getting involved has always been a way of life for Malfitano. She additionally is a member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, President of the Board of Directors of the Harcourt M.and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation and past president of the Junior League of Boca Raton.
About The Pap Corps:
Since its founding in 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic $50 million pledge in 2016 dedicating The Pap Corps Campus at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach.
The Pap Corps derives its name from Dr. George Papanicolaou, a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, who introduced the world to the revolutionary test, commonly known as the “Pap smear.” A small group of women began the organization to support his efforts, and over the decades it has grown into an organization of over 20,000 men and women, in over 50 chapters, who raise funds to support all types of cancers.