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Miami Dolphins raised funds for innovative cancer research

This past weekend, the Miami Dolphins partnered up with South Florida community for their 13th annual Dolphins Challenge Cancer.


The 13th annual Dolphins Challenge Cancer event is a day where individuals can walk, run, shout or bike to bring more awareness about cancer. “I want to thank the Miami Dolphins and everyone in this incredible community who participated in DCC XIII. Thirteen years ago, no one could have predicted that this event would resonate so much with our community and bring such immense benefit to Sylvester,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester, Oscar de la Renta Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, and executive dean for research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Together, we have built world-leading research teams that are making enormous advances in the prevention and treatment of many cancers.”


Collectively, the Dolphins and South Florida raised 10 million dollars this year and Dolphins VP was proud of their accomplishment. I’m so proud and honored to be a part of a team and community effort that is impacting so many people,” said Tom Garfinkel, Dolphins Vice Chairman, President and CEO. “Over 5,000 people raised over $10 million, 100 percent of which will go to fight cancer at the Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami. We’ve been able to grow because of the leadership of our Chair Elizabeth Jenkins, Executive Director Javier Sanchez and his team, and our partners at Lennar, AutoNation, and so many other fans and partners throughout the community. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do to make an even bigger impact in 2024.”


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