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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins honored the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Heavy Hitters Friday night for their amazing fundraising efforts.

Three-hundred and fifteen people were honored for raising $2,987.551.99 for the 2015 DCC.

Their donations accounted for almost 70 percent of the DCC’s total gift to University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Friday night’s event precedes the start of the DCC VII campaign, with two Fall Family Fests on Oct. 29 in the lead up to DCC VII on February 11, 2017.

CBS4 is a proud corporate sponsor of the event, which includes five bike routes through South Florida, a run/walk 5K, a finish line celebration concert as well as a Dolphins Youth Ride and a Youth 5K for kids ages 14-17.

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health pillar. The DCC’s mission is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida’s only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $16.5 million, donating 100-percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester.

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