The Woman’s Cancer Association was founded in 1959 through the University of Miami Medical School. To date, the WCA has raised over twelve million dollars to help fund programs at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine. These contributions fund grants to researchers, early detection training, as well as major equipment and building purchases.
Who was Heidi?
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.
Levels of Membership:
• Active Member - $60
• Associate Member - $45
• Junior (Ages 13-18) - $10
For the last sixty 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.