Fighting Cancer with National and Local Partners

Philanthropy & Volunteerism
Jan 18, 2016 10:20 AM ET

Diagnostic insights, and the timing of them, can change our outcomes when we’re facing cancer. But there’s still so much we need to learn about cancer, and there are still too many people who remain unaware of their ability to detect their risks early. Over the years, we’ve supported research and patient advocacy in the fight against cancer, with millions of dollars of corporate and employee giving and fundraising.

Each year, around the country, we rally in support of the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer awareness and fundraising events. We’re also proud of our work with the American Cancer Society as its laboratory partner enrolling 300,000 Americans over a six-year period in their ambitious and unprecedented Cancer Prevention Study–3 (CPS–3). ACS is now following participants for 20 years to more precisely study lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that influence cancer risk to inform the fight against cancer for future generations.

Recently, in Tampa and Miami, we also joined the more than 3,800 riders and runners of the Miami Dolphins’ Cycling Challenge (DCC), a two-day, tri-county cycling and running event that donates 100% of rider-raised funds to ground-breaking cancer research at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its inaugural event in 2010, DCC riders have raised nearly $7 million, all dedicated to raising the recovery rates of all cancers and improving the lives of cancer patients and their families.