Launched in 2010, the Dolphins Cycling Challenge (“DCC”) is a two-day tri-county charity cycling event. The purpose of the DCC is to increase cancer awareness, encourage healthy hobbies, and raise funds for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 2011, DCC II raised $1,070,000 for Sylvester, more than doubling the funds raised in the 2010 inaugural ride. Again in 2012, DCC doubled in ridership and in fundraising. The DCC presented a check for $2,200,000 to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on November 25th, 2012.
Rides begin in Miami-Dade at Sun Life Stadium, in Broward at Huizenga Plaza and in Palm Beach at CityPlace through the weekend. Along each route, water stops will belocated approximately every 15-20 miles, with food, beverages, entertainment, restroom facilities, medical treatment and mechanical assistance available for riders.
Following DCC, Cyclists will be honored by the Miami Dolphins on at a select home game. The check representing 100% of allrider raised funds will be presented to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in a pregame on-field ceremony on that day.
Birch Capital’s Bruce Ricciuti’s, daughter, Maggie (right of Sebastian the Ibis), 19 and a 2nd year student at the University of Miami, rode for her aunt whose ovarian cancer is now one year in remission.