A week after signing the biggest contract of his career, Bills receiver Lee Evans decided to donate his well-earned pay for those in the Western New York community that needed it the most.
For the second straight year, Evans is the campaign spokesperson for the Team 4 MS Campaign, which kicked off last week at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's 29th Annual Dinner of Champions at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Grand Ball Room.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, disabling and neurological disease affecting an estimated 400,000 people in the United States. Each week, 200 more adults will be diagnosed with MS, most between the ages of 20 and 40. The disease is the number one neurological disease of young adults.
The dinner is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year to support MS research. The organization provides programs and funding to help some four thousand people in the greater WNY area with MS.
Evans began the program with a personal donation of $5,000. After the dinner, Evans signed autographs for anyone who made pledges to the MS dinner.