The Pap Corps Kicks Off a New Tradition by Joining the Dolphins Cancer Challenge


The Pap Corps is proud to announce their first official participation in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC). The 22,000 plus member cancer fundraising organization will join Team Hurricanes for DCC VI, which takes place at Sun Life Stadium on February 20, 2016. Pap Corps members can either walk, run or ride at the event and will partake in a full day of activities including a concert by Grammy-Award winners Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow. One hundred percent of every dollar raised will be donated to cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the only Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. “The Pap Corps has raised over $50 million dollars for all types of cancer research,” said Beverly Berkowitz, DCC Event Chair for The Pap Corps. “Now, we are planning to unite our amazing fundraising chapters for a memorable event that will bring the community together as Cancer Fighters.” The DCC event features a 5k run/walk and bike rides from 13-100 miles. The Finish Line Celebration will be a concert headlined by legendary performers, and breast cancer survivors, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge. “We are excited to have The Pap Corps as a partner for this year’s DCC,” said Michael Mandich, CEO of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. “Their members are committed to providing Sylvester much-needed funding, we are honored to have them join our event.” All are welcome to become Champions for Cancer Research. Membership in The Pap Corps is only $35 for one year. Pap Corps members do not need to live in any particular community, as there are many open chapters. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow The Pap Corps’ membership,” said JoAnne Goldberg, President of The Pap Corps. “Most people have been touched by cancer in some way, but being a member of the Corps empowers you. Members see the impact of their donations materialize through the amazing advancements made by the doctors at Sylvester.” “With chapters throughout the tri-county area, we are proud of all we have accomplished for Sylvester,” Goldberg continued. “And we are thrilled to be kicking off a new tradition that will excite new generations to join our fight.” Membership and DCC participation information is available at About the DCC: Launched in 2010 as the signature health initiative of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, the DCC is a way for everyone to be cancer fighters. One hundred percent of participant-raised funds goes to support innovative cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. In just five years, DCC participants have raised over $11.5 million dollars. About The Pap Corps: The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research, is one of the largest all-volunteer fundraising organizations in South Florida. More than 22,000 members in 53 chapters are dedicated to supporting research for all types of cancer at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. Since 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $50 million to achieve our vision because Research Matters!