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I Will Not Be #22, Inc. teams with MMA Fighter for Charity

HUSTONVILLE, KY Oct. 26, 2015/I Will Not Be #22, Inc. I Will Not Be #22, Inc and Army Veteran turned MMA Fighter Jason Lederfine (0-0-0) have partnered to raise money for veterans’ suicide awareness and prevention. This comes at a time when the VA estimates that a veteran takes his or her life every 65 minutes, which equates to 22 suicides per day. The study referenced did not include data from Texas, California, and Illinois.


Lederfine says, “I’m putting my body on the line and pushing myself to help raise money for awareness and treatment for Veterans that think they have no one to turn to. If you’re in the Memphis area let me know if you want a ticket to the event so you can come support. If you can’t donate or attend, please share this post in hopes that someone struggling through depression see’s it and knows there are people out there to help.”

The fight will occur on November 21, 2015 at The V3 Fights: Manley versus Hughes at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis TN 38104. Lederfine will be squaring off against Darius King (1-1). The fights start at 7 P.M. (Central Time). Tickets are $28 for standing room, $38 for reserved seating, $48 for cage side, and $60 for VIP.

You can find his GoFundMe at:

About I Will Not Be #22, Inc.
I Will Not Be #22, Inc. began as (and still is) a group of friends that met on Facebook. They joke together, cry together, and band together. Most of them have a connection to the military: service member, veteran, spouse, or friend. One fateful day, their world was turned on its head because one of their own took her life. She inspired them to create I Will Not Be #22, Inc. They vow to end veteran suicide through awareness, outreach, and advocacy. They have the desire to succeed and will not fail her or any other veterans that have fallen at their own hands.

Jason’s background is 3 time varsity letter recipient in wrestling at Long Beach Millikan High School, Long Beach CA and was a CIF finalist in 1999. Went undefeated in freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments in Europe while stationed in Germany but was stop-lossed and deployed to Iraq and did not get to continue his wrestling career. Jason served in the U.S. Army from 2001 until he transitioned to the U.S. Army Reserves in 2009, where he remained until 2013 as a Staff Sergeant (SSG) His occupation was 19D (Cavalry Scout).

Emily Newman, Social Media Manager
I Will Not Be #22, Inc.

Joe Gray, Vice President, and Web Development Manager
I Will Not Be #22, Inc.

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