Wow, talk about heartwarming.
Derrius Guice, the Redskins' second-round draft pick out of LSU, is already using his NFL player status to help raise money for worthy causes. In this case, the Washington running back is collecting money for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Louisiana.
Derrius Guice raises $21,000 for cancer center https://t.co/WGUheb3umW— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 30, 2018
Guice, a Baton Rouge native, has a personal connection to the center. His best friend's mom beat cancer there and "rang the bell" in celebration. LSU's mascot, however, did not. Mike the Tiger passed away shortly after being admitted to the center.
Guice wanted to do something to help, so he started a GoFundMe page, saying,
WATCH: Former LSU star @DhaSickest went bowling with fans in Baton Rouge today to thank them for helping him raise $20,000 for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center! Read more about the fundraiser here: https://t.co/6CMmtqGCkP pic.twitter.com/iTxuSqWMO2— WBRZ News (@WBRZ) June 29, 2018