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Fort Lauderdale, St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Walk to Fight Cancer

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Twenty-five members, friends, and supporters of the Fort Lauderdale Pap Corps Chapter walked together on April 30 to raise funds for cancer research. This was the first local walkathon organized by the chapter. All the walkers are affiliated with the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale. Even though it rained, the event had a good turn out and raised a little over $3,000. All donations go to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

The Pap Corps, originally called the Papanicolaou Women’s Corp, is named for Dr. George Papanicolaou a pioneer in early cancer detection. The Pap Corps is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for all types of cancer. The Pap Corps has 20,000 members across 51 chapters throughout south Florida. This year the Pap Corps will celebrate its 70th anniversary. During that time, it has raised over $100 million for the Sylvester Center.

Left to right: Denise Filosofos and Mary Pieri. Photo: Stephanie Pavlakis

Each chapter contributes their time and talents toward the goal of creating a world without cancer. The next fundraising event for the Fort Lauderdale chapter will be a Loukoumathes Sunday for Mother’s Day on May 8.

More information about the Pap Corps is available online: www.thepapcorps.org.

Larry and Paula Kirifides. Photo: Stephanie Pavlakis
Commemorative Markers at the Pap Corps event. Photo: Stephanie Pavlakis
Left to right: Jose Santos, Stella Androutsopoulos, Larry and Paula Kirifides, Stacy Homatas, Cindy Zitis, Georgia Maorana, Karyl Zitis, Dimitra Karahalios, Mary Pieri, and Stavroula Christodoulou. Photo: Stephanie Pavlakis

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