The ultimate South Florida sports fan.
Lisa Siegel is a Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes aficionado – growing up a die-hard fan through the decades. Her ties to the organizations run in her family, as her father began working at the U in 1966. Lisa followed in her dad’s footsteps and has worked for the University of Miami since 1989.
One day, as she walked across the medical campus, she saw that her beloved Miami Dolphins partnered with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to create the Dolphins Challenge Cancer.
“I knew, right then and there, that I would participate every single year,” said Lisa Siegel.
Lisa Siegel’s connection to the DCC deepened when things in her family took a turn for the worse. Her mom had been diagnosed with stage IV Ovarian Cancer. Lisa lost her mother just 17 days after she had been admitted to the hospital.
Lisa reflects on the hardships as an opportunity. “Without setbacks, there are no comebacks,” she said.
It has been Lisa’s mission to carry her mother’s legacy at every Dolphins Challenge Cancer, and it’s a promise that she will never break.