One Team. One Cause.

Every year, University of Miami faculty, departments, grateful patients, friends, students, alumni, corporate partners, and others showcase their support by creating their own team within the Team Hurricanes family at the Dolphins Challenge Cancer (DCC). A few examples of these teams include: “Team Hurricanes – Sylvester Development”, “Team Hurricanes – Mack Cycle” and “Team Hurricanes – Law School”.

Are you a member of the University of Miami family? Register for free by using your University email address along with promo code DCCNOW13 at registration.


100% of the dollars raised at the Dolphins Challenge Cancer, go towards cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and its that research that makes the difference. Everyone at Sylvester is dedicated to making the breakthroughs that will cure cancer and taking care of patients with the most sophisticated new techniques and treatments. Every day, we are developing new, more effective, non-toxic treatments -- ways of preventing cancer from occurring in the first place.

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.,
Director of Sylvester
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Why the DCC.

Over the past 13 years, research discoveries in the fight against cancer have evolved at such a rapid pace, there are now more potential curative therapies than ever before. For the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the DCC has played a crucial role in advancing our drive towards more cures.

Year after year, the funds that are raised by the DCC allows Sylvester to recruit and retain some of the world’s best minds in cancer research and provide them with the resources they need to make discoveries. In 2019, we achieved a tremendous milestone when the National Cancer Institute (NCI) placed us among the top cancer centers in the country by awarding Sylvester with an NCI-designation, recognizing our breakthrough scientific discoveries, cutting-edge cancer treatments, and community outreach programs.

We are one of only two NCI-designated institutions in the state of Florida— and one of only 71 in the United States. This designation sets us apart as a leader in moving scientific discoveries from the laboratory directly to patients, and in providing the most innovative treatments in the region. None of this would be possible without the dedication and support of the Miami Dolphins and the DCC, which has steadfastly provided the much-needed resources to accelerate Sylvester’s life-saving mission. READ MORE

Faces of the DCC

“For the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Dolphins Challenge Cancer event has played a crucial role in advancing our drive towards more cures. We are proud to present you with the, Faces of the DCC, a project dedicated to documenting the impact from this incredible partnership.”

- Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.


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