Heidi Ann Hewes was born and raised in Miami Shores. In the fall of her senior year of high school, she was diagnosed with melanoma. Despite her illness she remained an active member at Edison High School as senior class treasurer, a staff member of her yearbook, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, and a member of the National Honor Society. She died in 1971 at the age of 17. Members of the Heidi Hewes Chapter are proud to raise money in Heidi’s memory to help the fight against cancer.
For more than fifty years the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami has supported cancer research, patient welfare, and cancer education. The devotion, teamwork and generosity of community members like you are how we continue to grow and support the WCA.
The Walk starts on the Miami Country Day School Athletic Field with registration at 8:00 a.m. and a 5K walk at 9:00 a.m. through Miami Shores. Each year the Walk donates all funds to the Heidi Hewes Chapter of the Woman’s Cancer Association and The Sylvester Center for Comprehensive Cancer Research.
Home for the Holidays Walking Tour
Each year five generous families in Miami Shores support our chapter by opening up their beautiful homes for a holiday walking tour. The ticket is a brochure with beautiful renderings of each house, and a map of how to get around, and where to find Santa!
The Bark Off
An annual dog walk and event held each year in March. The event features local vendors, an adopt-a-pet booth, a Doggie Fun Zone obstacle course, and more. A 1-mile dog walk commences in the morning, and is followed by doggie competitions hosted by local celebrity judges, which include contests such as the Cutest & Scruffiest, Doggie & Me Look Alike and Best Dressed.
Grape Therapy with an Educational Twist
A quarterly wine tasting event featuring guest speakers from the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. These well-attended lectures are presented by doctors on the cutting-edge of cancer research, who deliver insightful and thought-provoking discussions on current research topics. By contributing to the overall mission of the WCA, our lecture series provides a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge and insight from some the best minds in the field.
Grape Therapy with an Educational Twist, Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please join us for a wine tasting and cocktail party featuring guest speaker. Dr. Jie Li, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Li is on the cutting-edge of cancer research and she will deliver an insightful and thought-provoking discussion on melanoma. Tickets are $25.00 and available in advance or at the door. For more information, please contact Catherine McLaney at or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dolphins Cancer Challenge VII
Nancy Cigno’s “Team Hurricanes – Woman’s Cancer Association” is gearing up for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VII on February 11, 2017. If you have not yet, please sign up and be part of Team Hurricanes – Woman’s Cancer Association by biking, running or walking. The Counting Crows will be performing at the event, and it really is fun for the whole family. Click this link for details –http://dolphinscancerchallenge.com/
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Co-Presidents – Elizabeth Hitt and Sharon Thompson
Vice President – Leslie Wallace
Recording Secretary – Erin Corrales
Corresponding Secretary – Ellie Groden
Treasurer – Julie Hammond