Dolphins’ annual cancer fundraiser underway after hitting surreal mark

Kyle Crabbs
·1 min read

Five million dollars. That’s the amount of money that has been raised thus far (and counting) for the Miami Dolphins’ annual fundraiser to help combat cancer. This is the eleventh year of the Dolphins holding such an event in South Florida — but the second decade of the event is kicking off with a different focus. According to a statement from the team this past November, in which the Dolphins pledged a $75 million commitment to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the event’s focus is on “one team, one fight”.

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“At a time when our country is facing economic and medical hardships, the health and well-being of the South Florida community, including those affected by cancer, remains a top area of focus for our community efforts,” said Miami Dolphins Vice Chairman and CEO Tom Garfinkel in November as a part of the team’s statement.

And this morning the Dolphins and all of the South Floridians to take part in this year’s Dolphins Challenge Cancer event hit the ground running. Or, pedaling. As of November, the Dolphins’ efforts in cancer research fundraising had exceeded $39M — and this year’s effort appears to be poised to challenge for the highest figure of funds raised to date.

Anyone interested in following along with the Dolphins Challenge Cancer event today may do so courtesy of the Dolphins’ live-stream of the event: