CHICAGO, Oct. 30 Recently guest-starring in an episode ofNBC's drama series "ER" on October 18, 2007, Derrek Lee of the Chicago Cubscontinues the fight to raise awareness and funds for research into thecondition of Lebers Congenital Amaurosis (LCA).
Derrek's relentless dedication has helped The Project 3000 Fund raise over$1,000,000 of additional research funds. An eventual cure for the diseasedepends greatly on getting data on patients while Derrek's tireless supporthas had a very significant impact on both fundraising and identifying patientswho have the condition. In September 2006 Derrek's daughter Jada, 3, wasdiagnosed with LCA, a rare genetic disease resulting in loss of vision.
Joining the effort, the Urban Fighting Federation and Kevy BoyProductions, a nonprofit organization, have taken a major step forward bycreating a dynamic "niche" in the sport of "mixed martial arts" (MMA) by ..."Fighting for a Cause."
Kevy Boy Productions is a nonprofit organization committed to:"empowering, encouraging and inspiring individuals; impacting communities byassisting in areas of need; and creating an awareness of causes that need tobe addressed and supported. Effectively employing its resources throughcollaborative relationships, Kevy Boy Productions has positioned theorganization to become a 'voice ... for a cause.'"
Kevin Chavers, founder and president, is on the cutting edge of creating anew dimension in MMA sports. "Our commitment to Derrek Lee, his daughter Jada,1st Touch Foundation, and Project 3000 goes well beyond the event. We believein developing and nurturing long-term relationships that serve to bring abouta change in a person's life, which is why we are supporting Derrek's cause forresearch to find a cure for LCA."
The event will be held at the Congress Theater in Chicago, IL and willfeature: 5-time World Champion Shonie Carter; top MMA Fighters and teams incombat; Atlantic Records Platinum recording artist "Twista;" comedian Reginald"Bro' Man!" Ballard (Martin Lawrence Show); and BET Comic View's "Ballhead."
Contributions received from the November 9th "Fight 2 the Finish II" eventwill be donated to The Project 3000 Fund. Funds are managed by the Universityof Iowa Foundation.
For more information concerning "Fighting for a Cause" please visithttp://www.kevyboyproductions.org
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