Family and friends of Turner Cockrell continue to honor his legacy by hosting a fundraiser that will go towards pediatric cancer research.
During the Vanderbuilt v. LSU game, the 2 hour fundraiser will kickoff to raise 50,000 dollars for a pediatric oncology discovery grant at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The initiative is called "82 hours to make a difference" in honor of Turner Cockrell is jersey number was 82 while is was on the football team and he was 21 years old when is lost his battle to cancer.
His parents and a close friend began a non-profit called "Turner's Heroes" because he was into superheros.
The foundation holds superhero themed events for you young patients and rises money for research.
Head football coach Derek Mason says he will match 25 thousand of the donations.
You have 82 hours to make a difference! A fundraiser is being held to honor Turner Cockrell a @VandyFootball player who lost his battle to cancer. It kicks off during the game at 11am. To donate: https://t.co/ry841eSWE4 or text HERO82 to 44321. pic.twitter.com/Zg3PTmA75G— Kasey Freeman_NC5 (@thekaseyfreeman) September 21, 2019
To donate to the fundraiser, go to bit.ly/turnersheroes or you can text HERO82 to 44321.