The Miami Dolphins have made the largest single-donation in NFL history to a charity organization. The team presented the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami with a $5,064,381 check on Wednesday. The money was raised during the 2015-2016 Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC VI).
“We’re proud that 100 percent of the participant fundraising goes directly to Sylvester and we need more cancer fighters to continue to grow in order to reach our goal of giving more than $10 million a year to Sylvester,” Dolphins president and CEO Tom Garfinkel told the team’s website after the presentation of the check. “We’re proud that we passed the mark of giving more than $5 million this year and look forward to seeing that continue to grow.”
DCC VI, which was held on February 20 this year, included more than 3,000 bike riders, runners, and walkers. The $5.06 million continues the trend of growth for the event. DCC I in 2010 raised $533,00, followed by 2011’s DCC II with $1.07 million, 2012’s DCC III with $2.2 million, 2013’s DCC IV with $3.1 million, and 2015’s DCC V with $4.65 million. The event moved from November to February starting with the fifth iteration. That makes the total donated for cancer research since 2010 over $16 million.
For move on the DCC, check out DolphinsCancerChallenge.com.