Derrius Guice raises $21,000 for cancer center

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Washington rookie running back Derrius Guice hasn’t played in an NFL game yet, but he’s already making an impact.

Guice was inspired by seeing the mother of his best friend successfully undergo treatment at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in his hometown of Baton Rouge, and so he decided to raise money for the center, and on Friday night he presented it with a check for $21,112.

I just wanted to donate so they could do more research,” Guice said. “I just feel like there’s more and more you can always do to help find a better cure, or just keep finding little things by little things to find a cure for cancer.”

Guice set up an online fundraiser that included offering to play a game of Fortnite with anyone who sent in $5, putting $25 donors in a drawing to receive signed LSU cleats, $50 donors could go bowling with Guice, and $100 donors were entered in a drawing to win two tickets to this season’s Washington-New Orleans game. Guice said he thought when he came up with the idea that it would raise $5,000 and was pleased to see fans step up with more than four times that amount.

“We raised over $21,000 dollars,” Guice said. “My first time doing something like this and it was a success.”

18 responses to “Derrius Guice raises $21,000 for cancer center

  1. Imagine if we lived in a country that could afford to care for people without resorting to fundraisers and charity.

    Universal Single Payer / Medicare For All NOW!!!

  2. This guy is my fav right now. Anyone that wants to help destroy that nasty disease is good in my book. I personally have had 2 family members who died from this including my mom 11 years ago in September. God Bless you Mr Guide and may you have a safe and long career.

  3. Its great to see players doing good for other. All we hear about are the the ones getting into trouble but most of the guys in the league are fine young men.

  4. I’m not surprised that he raised $21,000 from LSU fanatics. The sad thing in that the $21,000 is a drop in the ocean for how much is needed to cure the disease. It’ll last a week. I believe that Guice is sincere and I admire him for that.

  5. RE: the17thearlofoxford says:
    June 30, 2018 at 6:18 am
    Imagine if we lived in a country that could afford to care for people without resorting to fundraisers and charity.

    Universal Single Payer / Medicare For All NOW!!!
    ————————————————————————————————————–

    Imagine living in a country where you work your ass off and half your salary goes to big government and the cronies running it.

  6. how in the world was he able to make a difference in the world, his community, and lives of others without kneeling during the national anthem?

  7. Having just lost my mother to Ovarian Cancer in December, and a Redskins fan, this really puts a smile on my face. He may get nasty about playing time or whatever, but he has shown he has good heart and I’m proud he is wearing the Burgundy and Gold. HTTR4LIFE

  8. I love the idea of his small, incremental ideas. If you’re Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, sure, you can host a benefit to raise millions. But this semi no-name rookie (and yes, he was a star at LSU but has no NFL clout) just put together a program and raised $20K. If every one of the the 1,696 NFL players each raised just $20K, that’s $34M…not adjusted for the fact that stars can raise a lot more. $34M doesn’t cure cancer, but that’s a lot of money to try.

    I know many of the stars raise money for causes, but congrats Mr. Guice for doing your part. I’ll be rooting for you to have a long and successful career.

  9. this guy is killing it. this is what comes with being an nfl player. like it or not.

  10. Just a start for a young man who is ready and willing to make a difference. Geaux Tigers!

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