Kimberlee Martin (’13), Oscar Fernandez (2L), and Michelle Nahmias (2L) represented Team FIU Law during the Dolphins Cycling Challenge which raises awareness and funds for cancer research. Finding a cure for the disease is personal for each of them and in honor of their loved ones who have been impacted by the disease they each dedicated their rides to them. ”Through the DCC, the community can come together to raise funds and awareness for cancer research which directly benefits local people in need,” said Fernandez.
The team of riders trained hard to meet the physical demands of the challenge and reached into their own pockets to register and donate to the cause. ”To see so many riders put forth their own time, resources, and to submit themselves to such a physically demanding event all in the hope of one day finding a cure for cancer was incredibly heartwarming,” said Martin.
Martin and Nahmias started their 30 mile journey from Sun Life Stadium to South Beach at 7 am on Saturday,November 2. ”It’s been by far one of the most enjoyable athletic and philanthropic activities I have ever taken part in. Being able to ride while being greeted by so many different people in different neighborhoods and being able to take in the scenic beauty was amazing,” said Nahmias. On Sunday, November 3, Martin and Fernandez took on the Dolphins 13 ride which started at the Dolphins Training Camp in Davie and ended on the 50 yard line at the Sun Life Stadium.
There is still time to support the cause.
Be a part of the team, even if you don’t ride, bymaking a donation to Team FIU Law!