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STOP! Children’s Cancer of Palm Beach County, Inc. is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to raising money to fund research for pediatric oncology.    


Until 1990, the donations supported research, medicines and laboratory equipment at Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  Later that year, an endowment was created to sustain the ongoing annual efforts at Shands, to include a team of doctors and fellows dedicated to finding a cure.


In the early 2000s, Miami Children’s Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center, The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital approached STOP! for financial consideration on specific oncology projects.  With careful reflection, STOP! identified the needs and expanded their funding to also support these organizations.

Current STOP! Officers and Board Members

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Carmella Wyatt
Delores Colton
Vice President
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Lucy Crowley
Tana Gaskill
Claudine Porikos
Assistant Treasurer
Board Members
Anna Albert
Tracy Christian
Chrissy Colton
Delores Colton 
Lucy Crowley
Carrie Deitz
Lauren Dimare

Claudia Dober
Lisa Edwards
Kristen Gaeta
Tana Gaskill
Susan Johnson
Kelly Kennerly
Karina Kuzubova
Danielle Mahoney
Barbara Nicklaus
Nan O'Leary
Barbara Paschal

Vicki Peaper
Claudine Porikos
Paige Seabridge

Fran Smith
Katie Stalcup
Lynn Surovek
Lynn Telling
Cyndie Wolf
Carmella Wyatt
Penny Zarcadoolas
STOP! Children's Cancer Founders
The Dober Family

STOP! was inspired by a brave family who built a positive future out of a devastating loss. In 1983, Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Dober held a charity tennis tournament in West Palm Beach, Florida, to honor the memory of their daughter Nancie Dober, who lost her 3-year battle with osteogenic sarcoma at the age of 15.  The funds raised from this event were sent to the University of Florida in Gainesville where Nancie had been undergoing cancer treatments. This event was the first of many fundraisers sponsored by STOP! to benefit pediatric cancer research.   The Dober family remains active with STOP! Children’s Cancer today.


Pediatric Cancer Resources

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital

To inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation

Through collaborations with pediatric hospitals across the country, the Foundation has grown from a vision to a reality, supporting innovation programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness.


UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

University of Florida Health Shands Children's Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in nine children's medical specialties.

Florida Resources

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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

The Children's Cancer and Blood Disease Program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is an international leader in the treatment of cancer and blood diseases.

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National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati Children’s will improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

National Resources

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