Climb For Kevin Turner

Find out how one former Scout employee is raising awareness for a former Alabama football standout battling ALS inside.

Former University of Alabama (1988-91) and NFL (1992-99) player Kevin Turner was a tough, smart versatile fullback. Nearly four years ago in May 2010 he was diagnosed with ALS commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The non-profit Kevin Turner Foundation recently announced a campaign called "Climb For Kevin" to shed light on the connection between ALS and repetitive brain injury.

Financial contributions will aid research aiming to cure the insidious disease and understand the link to concussions.

A goal of $100,000 has been set to fund an expedition to the top of Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. ACC college football sideline television broadcaster and Atlanta based SiriusXM radio host Rachel Baribeau, a former Scout.com reporter, will be leading the two-week quest in northeast Tanzania scheduled to depart on March 18th and return on April 4th. An optional three-day safari can be added to the itinerary. Limited space is available.

Listen to her discuss choices for donors, sponsors and individuals to support the humanitarian effort.

John Garcia Jr. contributed to this feature.


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