Kenny Starts Spread The Love Fund for Boston

posted April 30th, 2013 at 10:09 am

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by Josh Martn

The city of Boston holds a special place in Kenny Chesney’s heart, and after the Boston Marathon bombings he wanted to do something to help the victims:

Kenny Chesney is establishing the Spread the Love Fund, working with Boston Medical Center to help those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. Besides making a sizeable donation for seed money, all of Chesney’s proceeds from the downloaded iTunes single sales of “Spread the Love,” his track co-written and produced by the Wailers, go to the fund, which will benefit post-acute care for victims of traumatic injuries from the Boston Marathon bombings at BMC 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,” Chesney says. “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.”

Download the single “Spread The Love” at iTunes now to support the cause. You can also donate online here.

If you’d like to mail a donation, send it to this address:

Boston Medical Center, Office of Development
801 Massachusetts Avenue, First Floor
Boston, MA 02118-2393

“I can’t change what happened,” Chesney says. “I can’t imagine how the families, as well the city of Boston, feel – and I want to do what I can. If we can all remember that the negativity only wins if we let it, that’s a good start. That, and helping these families with this huge process of dealing with a prosthetic. Hopefully, we can all come together and make a difference.”

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