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Derek Rivers turns attention to fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy


Everyone has that thing that motivates them. Sometimes it’s loss, one of the most powerful forms of motivation. When Derek Rivers lost his friend, Tanner, to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), he knew he wanted to do everything he could to help researchers find a treatment for the incurable disease.

On Sunday, fans can expect Derek’s cleats to represent JAR of Hope, a nonprofit that works to raise funds and educate the public on DMD. James Raffone founded the organization five years ago after doctors diagnosed his youngest son with the disease.

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