By: Sharon Aron Baron
The Greater Broward Chapter of The Pap Corps was presented with a check for $30,000 by the Not My Daughter, Find a Cure Now organization at their charity event on January 27.
Held at the Parkland Isles Clubhouse, the Champagne, Chocolate & Charity Membership event’s purpose was to highlight several organizations that work together to help fight cancer: the Greater Broward Chapter Pap Corps, Not My Daughter, Find A Cure Now, Sharsheret and Hadassah.
The evening culminated with the presentation of the check for $30,000 from Not My Daughter, Find a Cure Now who have donated to fund cancer research at UM Sylvester for the past 3 years.
“It’s so nice and heartwarming that these two groups work together and support each other’s programs,” said Lori Margolis, President of the Greater Broward Chapter Pap Corps. “We are all friends and neighbors and we want to find a cure. Cancer affects us all and at least we feel like we are doing something to help eradicate this dreadful disease.”
The Greater Broward Chapter of the Pap Corps, which consists of over 200 men and women in the Parkland, Coral Springs and Coconut Creek supports the efforts of many organizations that work together to fund cancer research rather than compete against one another.
The Pap Corps is an all volunteer corporation with over 20,000 members and 53 chapters throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade counties. It is the largest grassroots organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to funding research for all types of cancers. The mission of The Pap Corps is to raise money for ground-breaking cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only university-based cancer center.
Not My Daughter is all about funding research to eradicate breast cancer before it reaches the next generation. Previous fundraisers have resulted in over $300,000 donated to many organizations including Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society. For a third consecutive year, they selected The Greater Broward Chapter of The Pap Corps as one of their recipient charities. Many of the members were also members of The Greater Broward Chapter, thus creating a collaborative relationship.
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. They offer a community of support to women, of all Jewish backgrounds, diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.