Concussion Legacy Foundation holds 12th annual gala

BOSTON — 500 guests attended the 12th annual Concussion Legacy Foundation gala, which was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the InterContinental Boston hotel.

CLF was co-founded by Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., and and Dr. Robert Cantu, on June 14, 2007, when, after seeking help from Dr. Cantu for his own post-concussion symptoms, Chris’s view about concussions was completely changed. Chris realized that after years of playing football he hadn’t been taught the signs of a concussion. The Concussion Legacy Foundation’s mission is to support athletes, Veterans, and all affected by concussions and CTE; achieve smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation; and to End CTE through prevention and research.

The 12th annual gala celebrate another year of creating Safer Kids through Smarter Sports program and Jason Redman, retired US Navy SEAL, was the event’s keynote speaker. Redman was instrumental in the launch of CLF Project Enlist, our campaign to accelerate research into the effects of brain trauma in the military community, in July 2018. Redman pledged to donate his brain in an effort to raise awareness and be a part of the solution to curb suicide among veterans.

Also, former NHL player and member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” US Olympic Hockey Team Jack O’Callahan was the special celebrity speaker.

All photos by Bill Brett

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