As we work diligently to overcome cancer’s biggest challenges, Sylvester is thankful for the support of our extraordinary community. Through your valuable partnership, we can continue to bring new hope to our patients and their families.
Castaways Against Cancer supported cancer research at Sylvester for their second year in a row, funding critical research of rare pediatric brain cancers, and most recently toward early cancer prevention strategies and new therapies for aggressive, treatment-resistant lymphomas.
For more than 30 years, Cancer Link has increased awareness about the importance of raising funds for breast cancer research at Sylvester. This past year, the volunteer organization got creative to raise funds in a safe, socially distanced way, with an online appeal and a Royal High Tea, celebrated in small private gatherings. All proceeds went to support the innovative work at the labs of five breast cancer researchers.
Mr. Ortiz founded SebastianStrong, a nonprofit that funds innovative research for childhood cancers, in memory of his son, Sebastian, who lost his battle with cancer when he was just 16 years old.
SebastianStrong has raised over $1 million through sport-focused initiatives to help Sylvester researchers find less toxic, more targeted treatments for children with cancer. SebastianStrong has partnered with the Miami Dolphins Foundation and is raising funds year-round through the Dolphins Challenge Cancer.
Mr. Dwoskin funds several research programs annually at Sylvester. The Dwoskin Proton Therapy Center is named after Mr. Dwoskin and his family for their generous gift to support the innovative facility.
The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research inaugurated its eagerly anticipated Garden of Hope at The Pap Corps Campus of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Deerfield Beach. The space provides comfort and serenity to cancer patients while supporting cancer research by selling the opportunity to engrave bricks that pave the garden. The Pap Corps is comprised of more than 22,000 individuals located primarily in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For 70 years, their mission has been to enable and support the vital research programs at Sylvester.