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The Royal Dames' Mission

The Royal Dames of Cancer Research, Inc. was founded in 1969 as a corporation organized exclusively to raise funds for the study and research of cancer at the Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, Inc. in Broward County, Florida.

Since its inception by this philanthropic group of ladies nearly 45 years ago, the Royal Dames have joined together with their friends and guests for the Tiara Ball, their signature fundraising event. This spectacular annual event is attended by community leaders throughout the tri–county area as one of the most elegant balls of the season, resulting in an exciting and prosperous evening for the benefit of cancer research.

Today, as a not–for–profit organization, the Royal Dames continue their fundraising efforts to support the scientific research programs at the Rumbaugh–Goodwin Institute at Nova Southeastern University.

In this effort, the Royal Dames have raised millions of dollars to encourage, aid, enrich and support valuable educational programs and critical cancer research at the Rumbaugh–Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research at Nova Southeastern University.


If you are interested in becoming a Royal Dame of Cancer Research, Inc., invitations to join the Royal Dames are extended to a maximum of 100 dues–paying members. Each member commits to an endowment of $2,500 and annual fundraising activities including the Tiara Ball. These carefully selected philanthropists reflect a broad spectrum of talents and leadership. Essentially, they are creative, farsighted, oriented to betterment of the community and dedicated to the organization's mission. If you'd like to be considered for membership, please complete our contact form and someone from our membership committee will return your inquiry.

Thank you for joining us in support of the world-class cancer researchers at Rumbaugh–Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research at Nova Southeastern University.