The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a local nonprofit, was represented at The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) celebrity golf tournament on Feb. 14. The golf tournament offered cancer fighters a chance to golf and interact with Miami Dolphins executives, players, alumni and other celebrity guests. To kick off the tournament, the V Foundation announced it would award a $200,000 grant to support an early career investigator at Sylvester Cancer Center.
On the heels of the golf tournament, DCC executed its 10th annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge, which is a fitness event that benefits cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over 6,000 participants biked, ran, walked and volunteered in the event, which took place this February 29, 2020.
This event is a true partnership between nonprofits, the Miami Dolphins and key members of the Miami community. As it continues to expand, it shows the importance of using sports as a platform to raise money and awareness for social issues and causes. In the case of the DCC, the organization and the team are intertwined and continue to create impact in the cancer space over the past decade.