The South Florida Reggae and Dancehall music awards has run to the aid of popular dancehall dancer Mundo Ravers who is badly in need of a kidney transplant.
In a press release to the media, SoFlo said they will donate part of the proceeds from their upcoming event on March 20.
“Jamaican Dancer Ricardo “Mundo” Gordon of popular dance crew Ravers Clavers, needs the support of the reggae community to help with his kidney transplant. The SoFlo Dancehall & Reggae Music Awards has recognized the importance of helping Mundo and will donate partial proceeds from this years event. The Award Ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 20, 2010 inside the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Theater located at 1770 Monroe Street, Hollywood, FL.”
Since the dancer sickness became public, several members of the dancehall community such as Sharon Burke, Bounty Killer, Serani, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel, Cory Todd, Mavado, Timberlee and the Ravers Clavers Family have donate towards the funds needed to complete the surgery.
Mundo said he feel blessed for the support from members of the music community and family.
“I feel so blessed by the love so many people have shown me. My mother has written countless letters to companies and organizations in Jamaica and nobody is responding. Thank God for the emergency Medicaid in the states and my family because I don’t know what I would of done,” said Mundo.
The surgery will cost $250,000 (J$21 million) and currently J$500,000 has been raised.
SoFlo Reggae & Dancehall Awards founder Ann Marsh said, “When I heard about his illness I knew we had to do something, and the award show was perfect. We hope to provide him with a larger platform to get the message out.”
To donate to the Mundo Fund please contact [email protected] for further information.