At this year’s alumni cheerleader reunion, two former members met each other and, despite cheering more than twenty years apart, realized they had a connection and could support each other. Shannon Ford, who of her many accomplishments, is now preparing to ride a bike for more than 30 miles on Sunday Nov. 4th in the third annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC). By donating 100% of proceeds raised by the DCC riders to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, this ride was created to tackle cancer. At the reunion, Shannon was inspired by the spirit and courage of Christina Linett Cousineau, an original 1978 Miami Dolphin Starbrite who is living with cancer. Shannon will be riding in honor of Christina and her battle with the disease. Christina and her family will be at the finish line cheering Shannon on her final strides.
“I had the privilege of meeting Christina at the recent Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Alumni Reunion, she is such an inspiration and I will be riding the Dolphins Cycling Challenge in her honor.”
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