MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Over the course of two days, nearly 3,000 people cycled, ran, walked, volunteered and donated at the fifth edition of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge aimed at beating cancer.READ MORE: Flags To Fly At Half-Staff Wednesday To Honor COVID-19 Victims
“We are thrilled with the results of DCC V. In addition to raising a record amount of money for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, we brought the message to a broad range of people in all three counties,” said DCC V Chair Richard Berkowitz.
The event officially started Saturday morning, at 6:45 a.m., with the 104 mile ride which started at Sun Life Stadium. Former Miami Dolphins player and retired CBS4 Sports Anchor Kim Bokamper served as Grand Marshal.READ MORE: Miami-Dade's First Federal Vaccination Site Is Now Open Using Newly Approved Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Riders in 2015 had the option of six routes over one or two days. Also added was a new 5K around Sun Life Stadium.
The event is a collaborative effort between the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with 100 percent of the rider-raised funds going directly to fund research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. CBS4 was a corporate sponsor of the event.MORE NEWS: 'It’s Just Unacceptable': Racial Slurs Hurled At Fishermen Near Stuart
“We’ve raised around $4 million so far, but we raise until February 28th. It will all go to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – stay here in South Florida and go to our cancer research efforts,” said DCC CEO Michael Mandich.