Warner Bros. Limited Edition Animation Art to benefit MS
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 26, 2011 –This fall, football legend Earl Campbell will return to the football field by playing front and center in a personally-signed, custom-framed Animation Art Limited Edition piece to be released through Warner Bros. This limited-edition lithograph will feature Campbell with the famous Warner Bros. characters and will raise funds in honor of his son, Tyler Campbell, through the Pro Player Foundation in partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"We are honored to partner with the Pro Player Foundation and the Campbell family to help create a world free of MS," said Mark Neagli, Regional Executive Vice President, National MS Society. "Through this alliance, we hope to further broaden awareness of a disease which affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S and more than 2.1 million worldwide. Earl and Tyler have demonstrated unwavering support to the cause, and it's a privilege to work with them for this one-of-a-kind fundraising opportunity."
Diagnosed with MS in 2007, Tyler Campbell has become an active ambassador for the National MS Society and is passionate about raising awareness to help others living with the disease.
"I view my MS diagnosis as a blessing," Campbell said. "I now have the opportunity to share my experience to help others living with this disease and make an impact on the MS community."
Earl Campbell, NFL Hall of Fame member, joins an elite group of sports legends honored by Warner Bros. including Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter, Tim Wakefield and Drew Brees. The limited edition piece, available as a fine art lithograph or as a hand-painted cel, is hand-signed by Earl and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
A register-to-win promotion is currently taking place for the personalized Earl Campbell Warner Bros. Animation Art Limited Edition. All entries must be received by March 31, 2011, and a winner will be selected on April 1, 2011. Additional details on the piece, including contest and purchase information, are available online at proplayerfoundation.org. A portion of the proceeds will go to the National MS Society to support its mission of creating a world free of MS through research and advocacy initiatives and providing programs and services to individuals living with MS.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and over 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn't. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2009 alone, through its national office and 50-state network, the Society devoted over $132 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested nearly $36 million to support 375 research projects around the world. The National MS Society: Lone Star serves more than 56,000 Texans affected by MS with offices in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, Midland and San Antonio. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at jointhemovementLoneStar.org.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at nationalMSsociety.org or 1-800-344-4867.
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