Register For ‘Yoga for Hope and Healing’ Fundraiser for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Last year’s “Yoga for Hope and Healing” event. Photo courtesy Greater Broward Chapter of the Pap Corps.

By: Robin Bonchick

The Greater Broward Chapter of The Pap Corps will hold their annual fundraiser “Yoga for Hope and Healing” which will provide much-needed fundraising for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami.

Held on March 9, 10 a.m. at the Wyndham Hotel Boca Raton, the event will be led by yoga instructor Lisa Ponczek  along with DJ Salvatore Vecchio.

In addition to yoga, there will be shopping and raffles. This is one of many fundraisers held during the calendar year to help raise funds for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research is one of the largest, grassroots fundraising organizations in South Florida with more than 50 chapters and 21,000 members, all dedicated to supporting research for all types of cancer.  Since 1952, The Pap Corps has donated almost $60 million dollars.

The Greater Broward Chapter itself has contributed close to $200,000 since its inception. In 2010, the Greater Broward Chapter was started with approximately 20 members. During the past six years, membership has increased by more than 900 percent as the chapter expanded its membership to over 250 men and women in the Parkland, Coral Springs and Coconut Creek area. Current annual membership fees are $40.00 with additional opportunities to participate in annual fundraising events.

The main sponsor of the event, Dedicated Emails and the Wyndham Hotel, are donating the event space.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami is among an elite group of 11 cancer centers across the country whose patient outcomes outpaced both NCI-designated cancer centers and community hospitals, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association. As a university-based cancer center, Sylvester physicians and scientists apply research breakthroughs from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. Sylvester closely evaluates the effectiveness of new treatments and shares clinical insights with laboratory investigators, leading to improvements that benefit patient care. They treat every type of cancer across 15 site diseases from stage one to stage four. Sylvester patients have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking clinical trials.

More information about The Pap Corps and Yoga for Hope and Healing can be found at www.greaterbroward.org.