NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Country star Kenny Chesney is starting a fund to help those who lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombing.
A Tuesday news release says Chesney has established the “Spread the Love” fund with his own donation and will gift sales of his single by the same name as well.
Donations will go to Boston Medical Center and other area facilities. Fans also can donate directly to the fund by clicking here.
The money will go to the purchase of prosthetics and fitting, follow-up care and physical therapy.
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured in the April 15 attack at the marathon finish line.
Chesney co-wrote “Spread the Love” with The Wailers. It appears on his new album “Life on a Rock,” out this week.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- April 26, 2013: Boston suspect is moved; FBI searches landfill
- April 25, 2013: NYC Mayor: Boston suspect said NY was next target
- April 23, 2013: More details sought on mute Boston bomb suspect
- April 22, 2013: Boston marks week from Marathon bombs with silence
- April 21, 2013: The unfolding of a 5-day manhunt for bomb suspects
- April 19, 2013: Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed
- April 19, 2013: Metro police issue ‘BOLO' for Boston bombing suspect
- April 19, 2013: Police go door-to-door in search for Boston bomber
- April 19, 2013: 1 of 2 suspects in Boston bombing killed
- April 19, 2013: MIT campus police killed in campus shooting
- April 18, 2013: FBI releases images of 2 men at Boston Marathon
- April 17, 2013: Boston official: Video footage shows bomb suspect
- April 17, 2013: JOE BIDDLE: What has happened to this country we once knew?
- April 17, 2013: Local paper names Chinese victim in Boston blasts
- April 16, 2013: Restaurant manager, 8-year-old among bomb victims
- April 16, 2013: FBI: Mass. bombs may have been in pressure cookers
- April 16, 2013: Mass. gov: No unexploded bombs at Boston Marathon
- April 16, 2013: Obama orders flags lowered after Boston explosions
- April 16, 2013: Feds seek suspects, motive in Boston bombings
- April 15, 2013: Obama: Unclear who is responsible for explosions
- April 15, 2013: Google site tracks information on Boston runners
- April 15, 2013: Boston Marathon bombing kills 3, injures over 140