Grateful Patient Rides for a ‘Wheel’ Good Cause
As one of the more than 2,000 cyclists who will take to the streets November 2 and 3 for the fourth Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Sheryl Borg knows better than anyone the importance of supporting lifesaving cancer research and treatment programs.
"I’m an advocate of building awareness and support for the clinical care and research of the future."Sheryl Borg
Borg, director of decision support services for the University of Miami’s Information Technology department, has been the picture of health for the past 12 years after being diagnosed with and treated successfully for a rare form of uterine cancer.
“For me, cycling was a way to reclaim my life after cancer treatment,” says Borg, who plans to ride the DCC’s two-day, 170-mile route. This will be her second year riding in the DCC, which benefits UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“All of us at the University can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and families,” says Borg, who earned two degrees from UM—a bachelor of business administration and a master of science in education. “I’m an advocate of building awareness and support for the clinical care and research of the future.”
A native of New York, Borg came to UM 30 years ago as a student and never left. She worked 21 years in UM Human Resources before joining UMIT in 2006. Throughout her time at the University, she has contributed to the United Way of Miami-Dade and UM’s Momentum and Momentum2 campaigns.
At next month’s DCC, Borg will again be riding alongside UMIT employee Alice Kerr, her new wife. When friends and family inquired about possible wedding gifts, they were asked to consider making a charitable donation via Borg’s DCC fundraising Web page.
“The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center changed my life,” says Borg, “and now we can do our part to help fight cancer.”