CC says, ‘DCC With Me!’
Two years ago, CC Schieffelin lost her mother Barb to cancer. It was a devastating loss for the University of Miami freshman. “I felt really helpless in the face of cancer,” says Schieffelin, now a junior in the School of Business Administration. “But then I realized I could do something to honor her memory by raising funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.”
In 2014, Schieffelin took part in the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, now known as the Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC), gained the support of family and friends for “Team Barb” and raised $45,000. The next year, she recruited more than 30 participants and raised $130,000. “I know my mom would never have survived as long as she did without the amazing research being done at Sylvester,” she says.
Now, Schieffelin is the undergraduate captain for Team Hurricanes, encouraging UM students, as well as faculty and staffers, to ride, run or walk in the upcoming Dolphins Cancer Challenge, which will be held February 20, 2016, at Sun Life Stadium.
“The DCC is a great way to spend time with your friends, while supporting research into a disease that touches everyone’s life,” says Schieffelin, who has committed to a 13-mile fundraising ride. “There are many ways you can take part in the DCC, including becoming a virtual participant, and every contribution, large or small, makes a difference.”
To sign up for Team Hurricanes, please visit www.TeamHurricanes.org. As Schieffelin says, “This is an incredible opportunity to support Sylvester’s leading-edge cancer research. Please DCC with me!”