Country music star Kenny Chesney today launched the Spread the Love Fund to help pay for prosthetics, physical therapy and other care required for victims of the Boston Marathon attack.
All Chesney’s proceeds from the downloaded single sales of “Spread The Love” will go to the fund, which will benefit post-acute care for victims of traumatic injuries from the Boston Marathon bombings at Boston Medical Center or other Boston hospitals.
“It’s hard to imagine a world where taking your children to school, going to the movies or witnessing something as iconic as the Boston Marathon is a dangerous thing to do,” said Chesney. “For me, I want to help give these people as much of their lives back as possible, but I’d also like to counteract some of the negativity in the world… Remind people that there are more good people out there, and it’s up to us to 'Spread the Love.'"
Kate Walsh, President and CEO of Boston Medical Center said the center has cared for many of the patients seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, "patients who have a long journey of recovery ahead. Over time, the spotlight will fade, but their needs will go on," she said.