The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research is proud to announce their first Footloose & Cancer Free dance competition to be held at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on March 10, 2019 at 6 pm. Amateur dance couples from over a dozen different Pap Corps chapters will compete live at the event and will also be featured in online videos to raise funds from friends, family and cancer-fighters globally. The evening will feature a delicious assortment of hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, signature drink and an exciting dance-off to crown both the best dance couple and the biggest fundraisers.
Register for the event ($75 pp) at www.thepapcorps.org, and online voting begins February 1.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity for people everywhere to support ground-breaking cancer research though a dazzling celebration of dance,” said Beverly Berkowitz, VP of The Pap Corps and chair of Footloose & Cancer Free. “We are thrilled that so many couples stepped up to show-off their dance moves, while encouraging others to support our organization’s mission of raising critical research funds for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Each couple has a featured video on the website, showcasing a few of their signature steps and sharing their heartfelt reasons for supporting The Pap Corps through this competition. Voting is open to everyone who wants to support cancer research with a minimum of $5 per vote.
During the weeks ahead, the amateur couples will be taking dance lessons at The Delray Ballroom to perfect routines to their favorite songs. All the couples will also be featured in a group dance lead by the ballroom’s owners, Kris and Amanda Whitney.
“We are so grateful to our dance couples who have volunteered to participate in this event,” said Linda Moses, The President of The Pap Corps. “It takes tremendous dedication to prepare for this show, and each one of our couples has an inspiring reason for wanting to represent their chapter. We look forward to sharing their stories and dance routines on our website, and seeing them perform live in March.”
Pap Corps chapters participating include Addison Reserve, Bellaggio, Boca Friends, Boca Pointe, Boca Woods, Gleneagles, The Polo Club, Valencia Palms, Valencia Pointe, Valencia Reserve, Valencia Shores, Villaggio, Villaggio Reserve and Wycliffe.
Special thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, the Sharon Goodhart Travel Agency, along with other key sponsors including The Delray Ballroom, Cruise Planners, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, and media sponsor Boca Magazine.
About The Pap Corps:
Since its founding in 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic $50 million pledge in 2016. The Pap Corps derives its name from Dr. George Papanicolaou, a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, who introduced the world to the revolutionary ‘Pap’ test. A small group of women began the organization to support his efforts, and over the decades it has grown into an organization of over 20,000 men and women, in over 50 chapters, who raise funds to support research for all types of cancers.