Team of the Week

Hewitt Cares

Celebrating the start of the school year walking for an important cause

The Hewitt School is a private all girls school on the Upper East Side, serving grades K – 12. Hewitt is deeply committed to the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer and strongly believes that students should not only learn about the disease, but also be active participants in helping to find the cures.

The school’s team, Hewitt Cares, was founded in 2001. Last year, the team had over 200 members and raised over $25,000. This year’s goal is $20,000.

Hewitt Cares

2010 team members sport smiles,
Hewitt Cares banner and an award
for being largest K-12 team

The team is made up of students, faculty, family and friends of the Hewitt School. “Many of our team members have been touched by breast cancer,” said Isabelle de Trabuc Smith, “and we count many survivors among us!”

Hewitt Cares spreads the word about the team by regularly emailing people in its community. Parents and students spread the word. “We encourage people to honor their friends and family by participating in the Race and raising money for the cause,” explained de Trabuc Smith. “Many of our Middle School students raise most of the money independently.”

When asked about a favorite Race memory, de Trabuc Smith said, “The Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure® has become a wonderful event, allowing us to celebrate the beginning of each school year together for an important cause.”