Former NFL player Kevin Turner and Country artist Ty Herndon were on hand Sept. 1 at Boston’s Fenway Park to help present a check to the ALS Therapy Alliance for $4.3 million.
In June 2011, Turner and Herndon were named celebrity spokespersons for the 10th annual CVS/pharmacy “Researching A Cure” ALS fundraising campaign. The campaign ran June 5-25 to help raise funds for ALS research and benefit the ALS Therapy Alliance. Herndon’s “Journey On” video (view here) features Turner and was incorporated into the CVS/pharmacy in-store video spots, which ran in approximately 7,200 CVS/pharmacy locations. Funds generated by this year’s campaign bring the total amount raised so far to more than $27 million. Visit www.ALSTherapyAlliance.org for more info.
Campaign co-chairs Treg Charlton and Barry Winovich were also in attendance for the check presentation. Charlton, a regional director of real estate for CVS Caremark, and Winovich, a childhood friend of Charlton, both suffer from the ALS disease.
Turner’s own non-profit ALS organization, The Kevin Turner Foundation, staged a private fundraiser in Nashville, Tenn., on June 18 that raised more than $100,000 for ALS research. Diagnosed with ALS in May 2010, Turner formed the foundation to help raise awareness about the connection between concussions and the ALS disease and to generate funds for research. Visit www.KevinTurnerFoundation.org for more information.