My Legacy: Brain Pledge Month
February was Brain Pledge Month as part of My Legacy, with the goal of encouraging as many people as possible to pledge their brain to research by signing up at ConcussionFoundation.org/pledge.
We launched the My Legacy campaign in December of 2015 to recognize those who have made a lasting contribution to research and awareness of concussions and CTE, and to encourage others to pitch in and build their own legacies. The signature gesture of My Legacy is individuals pledging to donate their brain to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. More pledges mean greater public awareness of the critical role of brain donation in CTE research, and ensures a long-term supply of donors for this important research program focused on developing a cure for CTE.
We kicked off Brain Pledge Month with the news that 30 new former NFL players, including Pro-Bowlers Randy Cross, Keith Sims and Shawn Springs, pledged their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for concussion and CTE research. Brain Pledge Month was incredibly successful with over 200 new pledges.
Build Your Legacy
How can you help spread the word to accelerate research?
1. Sign up to pledge your brain! It’s a great way to support important research, and the decision is non-binding. After signing up, you will receive a personalized Brain Donor Card in the mail that you can show off to friends and family!
2. Let us know you took the pledge on social media using #MyLegacy. Once you receive your brain donor card, take a photo holding it and post that too!
3. Tell your friends and loved ones about the brain pledge program.
From soccer icons to current NFL players to parents educating their communities, there are difference-makers creating incredible legacies throughout the country. Take a look, and consider: what will your legacy be?