My husband, Nick Buoniconti, is valiantly fighting his diagnosis of dementia. In addition, over the past 4 years, he has developed serious neuromotor issues. We believe that this is the unfortunate result of the many years he so passionately played football.
Over his life, Nick has given so much to so many, whether it was the joy of watching him during his Pro Football Hall of Fame career, or crusading for his fellow players, or watching him clown around on HBO’s Inside the NFL, or playing golf with him, or the $450 million he has raised for spinal cord injury research, or simply being Undefeated Nick!
Recently published research found that 110 of 111 former NFL players who had their brains studied after death, including some close, personal friends, were diagnosed with CTE. We are on a journey to help advance CTE research so that others benefit from early detection and hopefully soon, effective treatments.
Nick is all in on fighting CTE, and has pledged to donate his brain upon his death to Dr. Ann McKee, telling the New York Times, “I owe it to the thousands of others who will follow me on this trek. My life is not what it was, and I just want to be able to help with Ann’s research and hopefully the research will end up helping so many other players.”
Dr. McKee is the world’s foremost expert on CTE, and over the last decade has revolutionized our understanding of the disease. We visited her lab at Boston University CTE Center and were so humbled by her knowledge, her passion and her commitment to solving this problem.
We have launched the Nick & Lynn Buoniconti CTE Research Fund through Boston Medical Center to raise funds for Dr. McKee’s crucial research.
In honor of Nick, we are asking you to make a donation to the Nick & Lynn Buoniconti CTE Research Fund. Donations to Dr. McKee's research can be made in honor of Nick at this link.
There are thousands of families counting on Dr. McKee and her incredible team to continue to move this field forward. Nothing makes Nick prouder than knowing this effort will help countless former, current and future players, as well as our military veterans who also suffer from CTE.
Thank you in advance for your gift,
To donate by check, please make the check payable to the Dr. Ann McKee CTE Research Fund at Boston Medical Center and send to:
Attn: The Nick & Lynn Buoniconti / Dr. Ann McKee CTE Research Fund
Boston Medical Center
Office of Development
801 Massachusetts Ave., First Floor
Boston, MA 02118-2393
BMC's Tax ID is 04-3314093
With questions on donating, please call the BMC Development Office at 617-638-8990 or send them an email.