Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Local Cancer Association
The Miami Shores Heidi Hewes Chapter of the Women's Cancer Association of the University of Miami (we'll call it The Heidi Hewes Chapter for brevity's sake), just held their monthly meeting at our house.
On the first Wednesday of every month, a local group of women and men meet to plan their fundraising efforts in Miami Shores. Each meeting is held in a different house every month and we discuss an agenda full of interesting facts about the chapter as well as our local efforts.
The Heidi Hewes Chapter is responsible for an annual "Home for the Holidays" Walking tour featuring 5 or 6 homes which owners graciously open. It's an invitation only event and over $25,000 is raised in 3 short hours which all goes towards Cancer Research.
Other events organized by our Heidi Hewes Chapter are Bunco Parties (a quick, easy and fun dice game held at The Miami Shores Community Center), a Walk for Cancer (organized in conjunction with Miami Country Day School - over $30,000 were raised with this event alone last year), and other smaller events around town.
If you would like more information about becoming a member or just general information about our chapter, don't hesitate to call. Membership benefits go beyond doing a good deed for your community and for Cancer Research, but you establish beautiful relationships with really outstanding people.