Kenny Chesney Visits Boston Medical Center
The country superstar spent time with Boston Marathon bombing victims after performing at Gillette.
Country superstar Kenny Chesney performed two sold-out concerts at Gillette Stadium in August but made sure to take the time for a pitstop at Boston Medical Center (BMC) to visit with former patients who suffered severe injuries from the Boston Marathon bombings and the doctors, nurses, and support staff who treated them.
Chesney established the Spread the Love Fund after the bombings in conjunction with BMC to help those who needed amputations be able to afford prosthetics and the fittings, physical therapy, and ongoing care that’s required with these kinds of severe injuries. He co-wrote and recorded the song, āSpread The Loveā with the Wailers, and proceeds go to the fund.
We reported that Chesney told his loyal members of āNo Shoes Nationā on Good Morning America in August that heās also selling T-shirts and donating the proceeds. āWe are selling these [Spread The Love] shirts for Boston Medical Center,ā Chesney said on the GMA concert stage. āItās a fund to help the victims of the Boston Marathon whose lives were changed that day forever, through no fault of their own. We started the fund and proceeds from the song downloads and the shirts goes to victims to get prothetic limbs.ā
āItās 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,ā Chesney said at Boston Medical Center during his visit. āFor me, I want to help give these people as much of their lives back as possible, but Iād also like to counteract some of the negativity in the worldā¦ Remind people that there are more good people out there, and itās up toĀ usĀ to āSpread the Love.ā”
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