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Miami, Fla. – The Dolphins Cancer Challenge today hosted its 2017 Family Fest at Zoo Miami. Children ages 3-12 participated in a kids bike ride in a car-free, safe location with their families with short loops up to 3-5 miles. The event also had activities for the entire family, including day admission to the zoo, bounce houses, face painting and food and beverage. More than 400 cancers fighters participated in the event.
“We’re excited to host this year’s Family Fest at Zoo Miami for the first time and provide another opportunity for people of all ages to get involved and become cancer fighters,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of the Miami Dolphins Foundation and Dolphins Cancer Challenge Jennifer Jehn said. “100 percent of the funds raised today will continue to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and aid innovative cancer research.”
“Family Fest is a wonderful event that gives even the youngest cancer fighters a chance to shine,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester. “Creating a family environment gets children involved in learning how they can make a difference. They’re able to see the impact of fundraising events that directly benefit our community by fueling cancer research that stays here in South Florida.”
This event precedes DCC VIII on Saturday, Feb. 10 that will include five bike routes through South Florida, a 5K run/walk, a finish line concert with the Goo Goo Dolls and Big Head Todd and the Monsters as well as a Dolphins Youth Ride and a Youth 5K for kids ages 14-17 – extending the opportunity for cancer fighters to be of all ages and all capabilities.