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Miami Dolphins Tackle Cancer with Massive Fundraising Event

Posted at 8:11 AM, Feb 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-21 14:18:44-05

The Miami Dolphins are once again rallying the community to join their team, but this time, it's not about football—it's about tackling cancer. The Dolphins' Challenge Cancer event, held annually, raises millions of dollars for life-saving research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dillon DiBartolomeo, the Dolphins' Challenge Cancer team leader, recently shared insights into this impactful initiative during an interview with Inside South Florida.

Since its inception in 2010, the Dolphins' Challenge Cancer event has grown to become the NFL's largest fundraiser, reflecting a collective effort to combat cancer. Partnering with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Dolphins channel all donations towards life-saving cancer research. Participants can engage in various activities, including a 5k run/walk or several bike rides ranging from 13 to 99 miles, each named in honor of iconic Dolphins players.

Participants are not only engaging in physical activities but also serving as fundraisers, with a minimum fundraising requirement of $250 per person. The funds raised go directly to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, supporting vital research initiatives aimed at finding a cure for cancer. Last year alone, the event raised a record-breaking $10 million, contributing to the Dolphins' overall commitment of $75 million to Sylvester.

One notable contributor to the cause is Team Wow Marketing, a multicultural agency led by owner Jose "Pepe" Dans. The agency has pledged to donate $100,000 annually, rallying its staff across various departments to support the fundraising efforts. This collective commitment underscores the power of teamwork and community engagement in driving positive change.

For Dillon DiBartolomeo and countless others involved, being part of this initiative is deeply meaningful. Despite the physical challenges posed by the event, the greater cause of fighting cancer serves as a powerful motivator. Hearing the stories of cancer patients and witnessing their resilience puts personal challenges into perspective, driving participants to push themselves for the greater good.

Those interested in supporting the cause can donate through the Dolphins' donor platform, DonorDrive. Team Wow has a dedicated team page where donations can be made to further their fundraising efforts. With fundraising closing in the second week of March, there's still ample time to contribute and make a difference in the fight against cancer.

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