Dolphins Cancer Challenge kicks off with support from BBVA Compass and local leaders

- Growing event contributes funds for cancer research

- Festivities also supported by Lennar and the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation

February 10, 2017

MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dolphins Cancer Challenge, the signature initiative of the Miami Dolphins Foundation's health pillar, is set to kick off this Saturday, Feb. 11, with support from BBVA Compass, Lennar Corporation and The Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation.

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Launched in 2010, the annual event raises funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. The event offers participants an opportunity to ride, walk, run, volunteer or donate throughout South Florida through all routes culminating at Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Dolphins.

"This is a growing event and our employees eagerly wanted to be part of it," said BBVA Compass South Florida Market President Roberto Muñoz. "Breakthroughs in cancer research provide bright futures and create opportunities for more people to live bright. These are values that are woven into the fabric of what BBVA Compass stands for, just like our name is woven into this year's cycling jerseys. We're honored to work with the Miami Dolphins and other supporting organizations that have the same values as we do."

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge includes bike routes from 14 to 100 miles, with participants also given the opportunity to join in a 5k run/walk at the stadium. Since the inaugural event, participants have raised a total of more than $16.5 million.

DCC VII weekend will commence with the Kickoff Party on Friday, Feb. 10, followed by the DCC signature event on Saturday Feb. 11 that will include five bike routes through South Florida, a run/walk 5K, a finish line celebration concert as well as the addition of 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.

About Dolphins Cancer Challenge
The Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC) was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation's health pillar. The DCC's mission is to improve people's lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at South Florida's only academic-based cancer center – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $16.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. For additional information, call (305) 943-6799 or visit www. DCC can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at @TackleCancer.

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 674 branches, including 345 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (4th). BBVA Compass was recently named Best Digital Bank in North America by global finance magazine Euromoney and the best regional bank in the South & West and best mobile app in Money magazine's 2015-2016 list of the Best Banks in America. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting    

Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.



For further information: Al Ortiz, External Communications, Tel - 281-433-5640,, Follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter

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