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Dolphins Cancer Challenge

Dec 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphin former defensive tackle Manny Fernandez (center) holds his award with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross (left) while be sounded with family members after Fernandez was inducted into ring of honor during the half time ceremony at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have raised more than $11.5 million for cancer research in the past five years with their Dolphins Cycling Challenge. This year, they’re stepping it up even more and changing the name of their program to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge and adding additional events to raise even more money and awareness for cancer research, according to PFT’s Mike Florio.

The program will include two Fall Family Fests this November and will conclude with a bike ride and run/walk on February 20, 2016. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to fighting cancer.

"“The Miami Dolphins are committed to fighting cancer. By changing our name to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge and adding new elements to the event, we are hoping to expand our reach by asking everyone in our community to be a cancer fighter and help us raise funds that go directly to fighting the disease.” – Dolphins president and CEO Tom Garfinkel"

Cancer has affected everyone’s lives in one way or another. This is an admirable effort the Miami Dolphins are putting forth with this fundraiser. It goes far beyond pink gloves and towels.

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