Special Ceremony to Launch the Dolphins Cycling Challenge to Take Place Friday, August 19 at Sun Life Stadium



MIAMI, FL (August 16, 2011) – Dignitaries, entertainers, cyclists and cancer survivors from throughout South Florida will hold a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2011 at Gate G in Sun Life Stadium in conjunction with the second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC). The DCC, a two-day, 170-mile trans-Florida charity cycling event to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will take place on November 5-6, 2011.

During the event, the new 2011 DCC ceremonial jersey will be unveiled in honor of Dolphins great Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich. The media availability will also include a photo opportunity with over 40 cyclists and cancer patients throughout South Florida taking part in a ceremonial lap around the perimeter of Sun Life Stadium.

Attendees in this special ceremony will include:

· Television Personality Kim Bokamper

· Sylvester Board of Governors Member and Cancer Survivor Jennifer Stearns Buttrick

· Radio Personality Paul Castronovo

· Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee

· Dean of the Miller School of Medicine Dr. Pascal Goldschmidt

· Wife of 2011 Ring of Honor Inductee Jim Mandich, Bonnie Mandich

· Miami Dolphins Vice Chairman/Partner Jorge Perez

· U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

This major community initiative is a collaborative effort between the Miami Dolphins Foundation and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with proceeds going to directly to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The DCC is actively seeking participants, volunteers and corporate partners. For more information, please visit www.RideDCC.com.

About the Miami Dolphins Foundation

The Miami Dolphins Foundation is devoted to providing and supporting signature education, health, youth athletic programs and volunteer activities that inspire and engage communities throughout Florida.

About the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services and today serves as the hub for cancer-related research, diagnosis, and treatment at UHealth—University of Miami Health System. Sylvester handles 1,300 inpatient admissions annually, performs more than 2,400 surgical procedures, and treats more than 4,400 new cancer patients. All Sylvester cancer specialists are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in approximately 200 clinical trials and receive $55 million annually in research grants. Sylvester at Deerfield Beach opened in 2003 to better meet the needs of residents of Broward and Palm Beach counties, and now offers appointments with 30 physicians from 14 of Sylvester’s 15 site disease groups, complementary therapies from the Courtelis Center, and education and outreach events. Sylvester at Kendall opened in 2009 to serve patients in southern Miami-Dade County. www.sylvester.org