February is Brain Pledge Month!
February is 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.
More than 4,500 people have already taken the #MyLegacyPledge. In 2018 alone, a record 1,600 people pledged to donate their brain. Help us reach 500 pledges this February!
2018 Brain Pledge Month brought brain pledges from U.S. Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, U.S. hockey legend, Hockey Hall of Famer and 4-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero, and 5-time Olympic medalist and Canadian ice hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser. Brain Pledge Month was incredibly successful in 2018 with 209 new pledges!
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.
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 #MyLegacyPledge. 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.
Remember, this research needs controls too - not just people who have a history of brain trauma.
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?