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Woman’s Cancer Association of UM

Providing funds for cancer research, cancer education and patient welfare since 1959

Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami

Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami

The Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of the Miami (WCA) has a long history of raising funds to support cancer researcher doctors of the University of Miami and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since their beginning in 1959, they have raised over $14,000,000.00 for Cancer Research.

The Woman’s Cancer Association also helps cancer patients and their families with financial assistance through The Silver Lady Fund. Sylvester Social Workers reach out to us for immediate help when there are no other options.

In the late 1950’s 28 Dade County women met to discuss ways to help fight the battle against cancer. By 1959 the group had adopted its organizational charter as the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami (WCA) and elected Madelon Ravlin as Founding President. The WCA mission then and now is to support cancer research, cancer patients’ needs, and cancer education.

In addition to members’ extensive donations of time, talent and treasure, WCA’s grants are also supported by donations from friends of WCA and foundations. Since its inception, the Woman’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami has donated more than $12,000,000 to the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine for cancer research.