Top (left to right): Karyl Zitis, Paula Kirifides, and Stella Stringer; middle: Mary Pieri and Georgia Maiorana; and front: Larry Kirifides, Dimitra Karahalios, and Stephanie Pavlakis. Photo: Stella Stringer
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.
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.
NEW YORK – The Senologic International Society (SIS) has commissioned Professor Lydia Ioannidou-Mouzaka, the President of the Hellenic Senologic Society, to organize the 21st SIS World Congress on Breast Cancer and Breast Healthcare.
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