MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins biggest fundraiser of the year now has some big name entertainment. Grammy-Award winners Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge will headline the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VI Finish Line Celebration on February 20th at Sun Life Stadium.
The concert will be a celebration of DCC participants’ hard work and fundraising efforts for cancer research. The concert is one of the new elements of the recently announced changes to the DCC which provides plenty of opportunities for participation, and keeps the focus on fighting cancer.
“I’m thrilled to support the Miami Dolphins’ effort to fight cancer by performing at DCC VI in February,” Melissa Etheridge said. “Everyone can be a cancer fighter and I salute those who will ride, walk and volunteer to raise money for cancer research. I hope thousands of South Floridians will join us and I look forward to celebrating their efforts at the finish line!”
General admission tickets are on sale now through DCC’s website for $50. Proceeds from the concert will be part of the gift given to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
One hundred percent of the funds raised by participants go to fighting the disease.
CBS4 is a proud sponsor of the event.
“We are excited for Sheryl and Melissa’s involvement in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge,” Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel said. “Like most of us, both women have been touched by cancer and are active in causes that raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research.”
On February 20, 2016, all routes for DCC VI will lead to Sun Life Stadium. Participants can choose between seven options: from a 5k walk/run to rides 13-100 miles. In addition, there are volunteer opportunities available for anyone who interested in being a cancer fighter.
More information on all of the activities associated with the DCC, along with fundraising requirements for each event and information on the concert, including purchasing tickets, can be found at DolphinsCancerChallenge.com.
In the first five years of the DCC, $11.55 million has been donated to critical cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.