Earl Campbell Partners With National MS Society

 

 

08/29/2011 - 5:54am

 


Warner Bros. Creates Limited Edition Sports Animiation

Art To Benefit Multiple Sclerosis

As college football returns this fall, football legend Earl Campbell will return to the football field, 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 along side famous Warner Bros. characters.  The Unstoppable Earl Campbell, as the peice is called, combines the talent of ten Warner Bros artists and designers using the traditional hand-drawn and hand painted process of animation, making this art truly exceptional.  Through the Pro Player Foundation, Cambell has chosen to partner with the National MS Society and have a portion of the proceeds from the piece benefit the organization in honor of his son Tyler, who was diagnosed with MS in 2007.  The Unstoppable Earl Campbell can be purchased here.

Like his father, Tyler Campbell was a Running Back at San Diego State University in 2006 and in 2007.  Following his senior season at SDSU in 2007, Tyler was considered by many a professional football prospect, but shortly after his pro-day workout, he was diagnosed with MS.  Tyler has since become an active ambassador for the National MS Society in his home state of Texas, 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 in the MS community."

Earl Campbell, an NFL Hall of Fame member and Heisman Trophy Award winner, 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.

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), 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 MS 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.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about MS or about The National Multiple Sclerosis at www.nationalmssociety.org or by calling 1-800-344-4867.

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