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Walk the Walk

 Dear Walk the Walk Supporter,

On behalf of the Walk student committee, we are asking for your participation in our 13th annual  ”Walk the Walk” on Saturday, October 19, 2013.  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 Women’s Cancer Association and The Sylvester Center for Comprehensive Cancer Research, and this year will be no different!

Our goal is to raise $35,000. There are two ways that you can kindly contribute:

  1. Underwrite a part of our event. (water, food, etc.) If you are interested in doing so, please e-mail Winona Paez, student chair, at
  2. Become a sponsor by making a contribution. Checks should be made out to MCDS Walk the Walk.

Any type of donation is greatly appreciated!

Checks can be mailed to:
          Miami Country Day School
          Marilyn Greenfield
          601 NE 107th St.
          Miami, Fl. 33161                                    

Before the walk, we will be cutting hair to donate to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths, an organization that makes wigs for children who are going through chemotherapy. If you would like to participate or know someone who would like to cut their hair, (8 in. minimum) please e-mail Amanda Gavcovich, student chair at

2013 Walk Student Chairs: Anne Beasley, Mallory Brown, Brittany Castellanos, Amanda Gavcovich, Ellen Gelman , Kristina Leiter, Kiana Matison, Winona Paez, Alejandro Villaquiran

Benefiting the Heidi Hewes WCA &
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

8:00 a.m. Walk the Walk Registration
(at the white tents on the football field)
8:30 a.m. Pantene's Beautiful Lengths
9:00 a.m. Walk the Walk - 5K through Miami Shores
10:30 a.m. Swim-a-thon and Family BBQ


Download the Walk the Walk
Registration Form


2013 Walk Sponsors

The Bob and Debi Beasley Family

The Tim and Virginia Brown Family

Craves & Raves Inc.

Eden Bar Bakery

Galaxy Productions

Happy Balloons Parties

Mega Entertainment

Power 96

Quality Custom Designs

Sage Dining Services

Salon Dahlia

The Changing Room

USA Sports Therapy & Enzyme Nutrition

The Miami Dolphins

Miami Shores Police Department



More about the Heidi Hewes WCA &
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Heidi Hewes Chapter of the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami is a group of women dedicated to the fight against cancer. Each year the organization raises funds for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the School of Medicine,
which are used for research, early detection training, major equipment, building purchases and grants to researchers. The Woman’s Cancer Association has raised over eight million dollars to combat all forms of cancer since it was chartered in 1959.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center was one of the first “comprehensive” cancer centers established in the United States. The Center conducts laboratory and clinical research, provides quality care for cancer patients, educates the professional and
general public, and develops early detection programs locally and statewide. In 1992, the Center opened the Sylvester Cancer Clinic which is one of the finest outpatient clinics in the country.

The Heidi Hewes Chapter is named for a young woman who grew up in Miami Shores. In the fall of her senior year of high school, she learned that she was suffering from cancer. Despite her illness, she remained an active member of her Edison High School senior class. Heidi was treasurer of the senior class, vice-president of Sub Debs and was a staff member of her yearbook, The Beacon. She was co-captain of the cheerleading squad, a member of the Pavanne Dance Club and served on the Homecoming committee. Based on her participation in school activities, she was honored in the covered Hall of Fame for the Class of 1971. She placed 31st in a graduating class of 425, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She died in May 1971 at the age of 17. The twelve original members of the group were her friends; they dedicated and named the chapter in her memory. The Heidi Hewes Chapter and the other active members of the Woman's Cancer Association join in thanking you for your support of the effort to combat and ultimately control cancer.


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