A Message From Rodolfo

[Texto en español abajo.]

The Dolphins Cancer Challenge has raised $33 million so far, and EVERY PENNY goes directly to cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. On February 29, I will join almost 4,000 others on a ride to help raise funds to find a cure; and in order to show my commitment to this cause, I've challenged myself to ride farther than I ever have (53.5 miles / 86km), at 16mph (25.7kph). I also set out to raise $5,000 for this year's Challenge.

After 1,000+ miles of training, and almost four months of fundraising, we're ready: fundraising goals met, and I believe I can meet my speed goals this Saturday. But I'll never forget those who are fighting for their lives against cancer, and those who've lost their fight. In the name of those we have lost, we will fight on.

"Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help. Reach out to someone who needs a lift." --Plato

Thank you for helping!

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El "Reto al Cáncer" de los Miami Dolphins ya ha recaudado $33 millones, y CADA CENTAVO va directamente al Centro Comprensivo Contra el Cáncer Sylvester en Miami. El 29 de febrero, me uniré a casi 3,000 otros ciclistas para recaudar fondos en busca de una cura; y para mostrar mi compromiso con la causa, me comprometí a hacer el recorrido más largo de mi vida (53.5 millas / 86 km) a 25.7 kph (16 mph).

Después de más de 1,600km (1,000+ millas) de entrenamiento y casi cuatro meses de recaudación, estamos listos: metas de recaudación cumplidas y tengo fe que podré lograr mis metas de velocidad este sábado. Pero nunca olvidaré a quienes luchan por su vida contra el cáncer, ni a aquellos que han perdido su batalla. En nombre de los que hemos perdido, seguiremos luchando.

"Nunca subestime la diferencia que puede hacer en la vida de otros. Dé un paso al frente, extienda la mano y ayude. Dele una mano a alguien que la necesita." --Platón


¡Gracias por ayudar!

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21 Speed Challengers: Guillermo Salazar, Tanis Perez, Mauricio Chaparro, Marcello Correa, Juan Carlos Cardona, Maria Regina Paiz, Juan Fernando Serra, Bo Powell, Monica Serra, Frank Gristina, Gabi de Oliveira Castro, Orren Adams, Kyle White, Rob Barnhill, Will Averett, Kirby Files, Chandler Van Voorhis, Fanny Farji, Leslie Rozencwaig, Todd Bowman, and David Martinez.

11 Double Speed Challengers: José Mora, Alicia Gerrits, Tom McDaniel, Paulina Paiz, Carolina Paiz, Brian DeRoeck, Chris Aldredge, Lucía Paiz, Soames Flowerree, Maria Olga Toledo, and James Stewart.

Speed Challenge Details: As long as I am able to complete the 52-mile ride on Feb/29, Challengers will receive $10 if my moving average speed is under 16 mph (25.7 kph) or $20 if my moving average speed is under 15 mph (24.1 kph). Double Speed Challengers will receive $20 under 16mph and $40 under 15mph. "Moving average speed" is average speed while riding, excluding stops. If I can't participate or complete the ride, the Speed Challenge will be void but I'll make an additional $250 donation to the Cancer Challenge.

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