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For Immediate Release:
January 17, 2012
Media Contact:
Marta Martinez-Aleman


Vice Chairwoman Edmonson honors Pap Corps on 60 years of cancer research and support

(Photo credit: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)

In 2011, the month of May was designated “Cancer Research Month” in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. On January 10, 2012, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, on behalf of the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, recognized Lillian Hartstein and The Pap Corps on its 60th anniversary at the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee meeting held at the Commission Chamber in the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, in Downtown Miami.

"Without people contributing funds to research the cause of cancer and ways to prevent it, thousands of women and men would not be here today and leading healthy lives," said Vice Chairwoman Edmonson.  "We know that more strides need to be made.  However, we are grateful that individuals, organizations and communities are working together to raise funds to end this often deadly disease.

"Today, throughout the tri-county area, people are celebrating 60 years of the endless hard work and contributions of The Pap Corps. The Pap Corps has been considered as a champion of cancer research because it has organized more than 21,000 volunteers, helped create more than 50 chapters throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties and donated more than $39 million for cancer research. We thank and celebrate the Corps for its great contributions."