The Miami Dolphins have a long storied tradition of taking their dedication to fighting cancer very seriously.
The team announced a $75 million gift commitment to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.
The team also unveiled a new name for the second decade of the Dolphin’s signature fundraising event for Sylvester .
What began as the Dolphins Cycling Challenge will now be known as Dolphins Challenge Cancer.
“The University of Miami is grateful to the Miami Dolphins Foundation for its renewed commitment to this extraordinary South Florida tradition,” said University of Miami President Julio Frenk. “The DCC has become a beacon of hope in South Florida. Together, we will continue to create a spirit of community around our cherished goal—giving patients the gift of life and freedom from the pain and suffering that comes from fighting cancer.”
he DCC attracts thousands to ride, run, and walk to fight cancer and is scheduled for April 10, 2021, includes plans in-person, as well as a virtual component. The in-person event will include four cycling rides and a 5K run/walk, with all rides ending at Hard Rock Stadium.
“It is an honor to serve my second year as chair of Dolphins Challenge Cancer, particularly during this momentous occasion,” said Jacqueline A. Travisano, executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer of the University of Miami. “This announcement is a true testament to the power of our South Florida community coming together to fund cancer research.”
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