A former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and now Associate Director at Jackson Health System, Mari Campuzano, Ed.D., takes pride in honoring those that have fought against cancer. Mari’s grandfather passed because of cancer when she was a Dolphins Cheerleader, and she recognizes that his passing sparked her commitment to the DCC.
“Losing someone to a disease like cancer is numbing, and that is all the motivation one person would need to commit to a cause,” said Mari.
Mari sees the Dolphins Challenge Cancer as a celebration of all the year-round efforts to tackle cancer. As a nod to her DCC journey, Mari wears her own custom shirt for the day of the challenge, carrying the names of loved ones, friends, doctors, and others who motivate her.
“[They] deserved to be honored for their fight, for their commitment to overcoming this,” said Mari.
Mari sees the work of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to be some of the most challenging and essential work in the world today. She sees the Miami Dolphins as trailblazers for what community-based action entails.
Mari Campuzano continues to take on the Dolphins Challenge Cancer and hopes to honor more people in her journey.