DCC XI unites global supporters to raise $5.5 million—and counting

DCC participants and volunteers joined virtually and in person on Saturday, April 10, to ride, walk, run, or volunteer in support of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
DCC XI unites global supporters to raise $5.5 million—and counting
Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., center, and fellow riders cross the Hurricane Hundred finish line.

On Saturday, April 10, more than 3,000 participants turned out to ride, walk, run, or volunteer at the 11th annual Dolphins Challenge Cancer (DCC) event, which raised more than $5.5 million for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center so far. A total of 223 teams united as one to fundraise, including University of Miami employees, students, donors, and other proud members of the ’Canes family.

For many in the ’Canes community, DCC X was the last major in-person event that took place in February 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic brought lockdowns in South Florida and across the nation. Gearing up for this year’s event, DCC shifted their format, allowing individuals to participate virtually and continue sharing the mission to fight cancer and pursue fundraising efforts to support research at Sylvester. Participants can continue gathering contributions on their DCC XI page until Friday, April 23, which is the deadline to reach their individual fundraising goal.

Read the full story at https://physician-news.umiamihealth.org/11th-dolphins-challenge-cancer-event-raises-millions-for-research-at-sylvester/