PAPANICOLAOU CORPS FOR CANCER RESEARCH INC

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 1192 E Newport Center Ste 120 Deerfield Beach FL 33442 USA

Mission: The Corps has been raising money for Cancer Research since 1952. Millions of women owe their lives to Dr. George Papanicolaou who developed the "PAP Test" which has provided the chief single reason for the reduction of deaths in women from cervical cancer. In 1961 Dr. Papanicolaou was invited to become the Dir. of the Dade County Cancer Institute. It was renamed the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute of Miami, Inc. In 1984 the institute merged with the University of Miami's Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 28 federally designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. In 1992 we affiliated with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. In honor of Dr. Papanicolaou and his work, The Corps is dedicated to supporting the cancer research in the hope of finding a cure for cancer.

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I got involved with the Greater Boca Cancer Unit because growing up my mother was Vice President of Cancer Care. Unfortunately, she died at 51 from pancreatic cancere. I am now at a point in my life that I can give back and hopefully make a difference in my efforts with this organization. I am now involved in a motivation group, to brain storm, and move forward into the future to find a cure for this disease.

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From our motivation group, we have come up with great ideas which are now being introduced. We have to work smarter and keep re-inventing ideas to keep us all focused on the goal of finding the cure.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I became involved in the Pap Corps many years ago after losing family members and friends to Cancer. After being President of the Greater Boca Raton Unit I was elected to serve as Education VP. The more I found out about the wonderful medical breakthroughs at Sylvester the more I was determined to help raise funds so a cure for cancer can be realized in our lifetime. With hundreds of clinical trials and cutting edge research msny "modern miracles" are being performed and it is because of our dedicated 21,000+ volunteers. As a "grass roots' organization we have raised between 3-4 million dollars in the past years. We are able to donate 98% of the monies raised to Sylvester for research. As a perk of membership, our members are given VIP tratment at Sylvester and the University of Miami Hospital. We have 52 units in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties and our fund raising activities are very popular. I am proud to be part of this wonderful charity. "Today's Research will bring Tomorrow's Cure!

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helping friends and family find the best cancer doctors in the only academic based facility in South Florida.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting others who share my committment to find a cure for this devastating disease.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to working together as a team to wipe out cancer.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

find the cure for cancer

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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