Vaughn Edelson, a Senior Project Manager at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, began her Dolphins Challenge Cancer journey a decade ago after her father was diagnosed with cancer. Vaughn’s father, a passionate photographer, urged her to partake in her first DCC when he learned about the event over the radio.
“This [DCC] was a small way that I could contribute to what he was going through,” said Vaughn regarding that first ride.
Vaughn’s father was in remission at the time of her first cycling challenge, but a short year later, he found that his cancer had returned. As a true reflection of his passion, he continued photographing his battle throughout – just as he had captured all the moments before.
Vaughn’s commitment to the DCC stems from the resilience of her dad. She’s dedicated her time, energy, and life to supporting life-saving research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
After meeting Dr. Stephen Nimer, Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, through the DCC, Vaughn was invited to participate in a patient & family advisory council. To this day, Vaughn helps the council foster an environment where the family and patient voices are heard for decision-making at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.