Pap Corps Walkathon continuing efforts in battle against cancer

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The Greater Boynton Chapter of The Pap Corps continues to raise awareness in the community with a fundraiser to benefit cancer research.

The chapter’s fourth annual walkathon will take place at Canyon Town Center, 8780 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., on Sunday, Feb. 6.

The socially distanced walkathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. as participants will sport their walkathon T-shirts and masks as they walk, run or stroll to support the fundraiser and battle against cancer. The registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt and gift bag. They also can participate in a warm-up exercise with music provided.

The fundraiser will include several participants from senior communities and is available to all age groups. The event had over 100 registrants and raised over $9,000 last year.

Phyllis Zuckerman, who serves as the walkathon co-chairwoman and is the co-president of the Greater Boynton Chapter of the Pap Corps, said it’s an opportunity for community members, families and friends to support an important cause.

“We are observing COVID protocols and it has certainly turned our lives upside down,” Zuckerman said. “Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t care about the COVID pandemic nor does it take a break in new cases. We desperately need to work toward our mission of a world without cancer.”

The Greater Boynton Chapter of the Pap Corps annual walkathon is one of its biggest events of the year with vendors and sponsors involved. Zuckerman is joined by co-president Ilene Rallo, walkathon co-chairwoman Myrna Guthertz and several Pap Corps volunteer members.

The Greater Boynton Chapter of the Pap Corps will donate funds raised at the event to support the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It was founded in 1952 and has grown to include over 50 chapters with nearly 22,000 members in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

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