Continuing A Legacy

By Yolande Lezine
Updated: August 2, 2008

HOUSTON — The Early Overstreet Cancer Research Foundation recently held it’s eighth Annual Fundraiser Reception at Stewart Cadillac located in Downtown Houston.

Established in 2000, the Early Overstreet Cancer Research Foundation (EOCRF) was started by sports agent Brian Overstreet, in memory of his father, who died of cancer on July 4, 1999.

Early Overstreet was a well-known community figure, mentor, role model, educator, adored husband and father. Many years after his death, his spirit lives on.

“Mostly everyone in the room tonight has been touched by someone they know who has had cancer,” Brian Overstreet said. “To be able to continue my dad’s legacy and help to raise funds to assist with cancer research is a blessing”.

The sole purpose of the Early Overstreet Cancer Research Foundation is to lend support to families affected by cancer through monetary donations and community awareness .

The EOCRF partners with community organizations to provide outreach and awareness programs that assist in the research of possible cures.

Some of the guest in attendance at the reception included: Victor Degrate (Detroit Lions), Brian Iwuh (Jacksonville Jaguars), Lawrence Vickers (Cleveland Browns), Rex Hadnot (Cleveland Browns), Casey Hampton (Pittsburgh Steelers), Bobby Reid (Texas Southern), Coach Johnnie Cole (Texas Southern), City council member Ronald Green & wife Hillary, Council member Peter Brown.

Council member Brown presented Brian Overstreet with a proclamation to honor him on his eighth Annual EOCRF Event.

Other events held in conjunction with the Foundation Fundraiser included: A Celebrity Youth Football Camp held at Texas Southern University; a professional cheerleader camp; “Bowl 4 Books” celebrity bowling event; NFL players reception for CPS children; and a NFL Charity Golf Classic held at the Wildcat Golf Course.

Other NFL players participating in the week-long activities include: Cedric Griffin (Tennessee Titans), Quentin Demps (Philadelphia Eagles), Daniel Polk (Dallas Cowboys), and Tyrell Brown (San Francisco 49ers).