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Dolphins Challenge Cancer XII Raised Record-Breaking $8.4 Million For Sylvester

Partnering For One Mission

Proceeds from the largest fundraising event in the National Football League will fund innovative cancer research.

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.

Under the "one team, one fight" mentality to challenge cancer and unite the community in South Florida, Dolphins Challenge Cancer XII (DCC XII), celebrated in February 2022, was yet another record breaking event, with 4,484 participants and $8.4 million raised.

Following a $75 million commitment to Sylvester in November 2020, the largest known philanthropic pledge in the NFL, the DCC's 12-year total contribution now stands at $53.9 million, which funds the advancement of cancer care through breakthrough science, leading-edge technology, and personalized patient care, and directly impacts the South Florida community.

The continued success of DCC would not be possible without the efforts of many organizations and partners, most notably Lennar Corporation, University of Miami's Team Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins' Team Dolphins, Berkowitz Pollack Brant and Provenance Wealth Advisors, Keyes Family of Companies, Team Gene and Ali – Peck Family, Break The Cycle, Team Letendre and Miami Dolphins Fan Clubs, which have individually supported DCC XII by raising more than $100K.

“Twelve years in, the DCC has raised more than $53 million for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. These funds have directly supported cancer research and critical studies; making new treatments possible that have positively impacted, and even saved lives.”
Tom Garfinkel, vice chairman, president and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium.

DCC XII Impact 2022, Cancer survivor Joany Rodriguez rings the bell. Nivardo Beaton III, center, with, from left, Michelle Beaton, Lucy Beiro and Juani Valdes, completed the 15-mile ride in memory of his father.