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Riding for Life

Dolphins Challenge Cancer raises more than $8 million to support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., and Vaughn Edelson, senior project manager in Sylvester’s Office of Education and Training, lead cyclists in the 100-mile ride.


t was a day of tears and hugs, smiles and laughter for thousands of South Floridians who participated in the 12th annual Dolphins Challenge Cancer (DCC XII) on Saturday, February 26, under a sunny sky at Hard Rock Stadium. And it was a record day in the number of participants and the money raised for cancer research.

Riding their bicycles along one of four routes ranging from 15 to 100 miles, or running or walking the 5K route, nearly 4,500 people from across the U.S. and around the world raised more than $8 million for leading-edge research and treatments at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in South Florida. Since its inception in 2010, the DCC has raised more than $53.9 million, donating 100% of participant-raised funds to Sylvester.

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