It has been 5 years since I was introduced to this incredible organization and the 7th annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge is sure to be the most exciting year yet! It’s an honor to participate and support an event in which 100% of participant-raised funds go to cancer research. The funds we provide to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are also helping the facility to achieve NCI (National Cancer Institute) designation which would open doors to receiving federal funding accelerating and expanding the potential for new treatments and a cure to be found.
This will be my 4th year volunteering as a Ride Marshal. A ride marshal can be found in black and white striped jerseys, side by side other participants on bicycles throughout the route. Our role is to provide basic assistance to other riders with mechanical and physical breakdowns as well as to help enforce safety and support so that everyone has a wonderful experience. Being a ride marshal is an important part piece of DCC weekend and I love being a part of that group.
Each year I have been committed to achieving Heavy Hitter Status and this year I’m aiming higher and shooting for All-Pro! I lost my granddad to cancer and I don’t want to lose another loved one. The numbers of lives affected by this devastating disease is unacceptable and with your support we can #TACKLECANCER.
This year we’re holding the first annual Heavy Metal Poker Tournament to fundraise for the DCC. Please join me February 25th. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2176011389291112/?ti=icl
Can’t attend? Donate directly to Melissa Bales https://fundraisers.hakuapp.com/melissa-bales-1