(Littleton, CO) – Infinite Hero Foundation (IHF) has partnered with the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) to host a panel discussion Thursday, July 19 in Littleton, CO on the topic of brain health and CTE in the military community, as part of the 5th Annual Ravenna Invitational. The panel will feature Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology, VA Boston Healthcare System and a leader in the new VA PTSD Brain Bank; Alexander R. Oliver, Co-Owner/Founder of Virginia High Performance LLC and a retired Navy SEAL; and Connor Martin, brother of Legacy (Brain) Donor Kevin Ash, who died in 2017 with CTE.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. James Kelly, Professor of Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. The 4pm MT panel discussion, which will be hosted at Breckenridge Brewery, is free of charge. Those who wish to attend are required to register at this link.
“I am eager to join this esteemed group to discuss how we can work together to advance research and find treatments for TBI, PTSD and CTE within the military community,” said Dr. McKee, who is director of the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank and was named this year to TIME 100, the publication’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “Collaboration is key to progress, and this event is a great example of how partnerships in the research and veteran communities will accelerate our shared mission to support veterans living with brain trauma.”
"Since its inception, Infinite Hero has been focused on funding cutting-edge technology and innovations in five key areas: Brain Health, Suicide Prevention, Leadership Development, Physical Recovery and Family Support,” said Colin Baden, Infinite Hero Board President and former CEO of Oakley. “We are confident that our work this week, including the launch of a new campaign with the Concussion Legacy Foundation, will impact each of the areas above in measurable and sustainable ways."
On Thursday, the Concussion Legacy Foundation and Infinite Hero will launch a campaign centering around the effects of TBI, PTSD and CTE within the military community. The announcement will involve more than a dozen military veterans and a commitment to accelerating research through a new program.
“Supporting those who serve our country and their families has always been a strong pillar of our philanthropic efforts here at Breckenridge Brewery,” said Todd Usry, President and Brewmaster, Breckenridge Brewery. “Infinite Hero has always held a special place in our hearts and we are so happy to host this organization and support this mission in any way we can.”
Thursday’s panel will be attended by veterans and representatives from the following organizations: All Eagles Oscar, Boot Campaign, B.E.S.T., Team Rubicon, Team RWB, Project Sanctuary, Vail, Veterans Program, Semper Fi Fund, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Combat Wounded Coalition, University of Pittsburgh, Brain Treatment Center, Airpower Foundation, Brainline Military, Virginia High Performance, Travis Mannion Foundation, USX, The Station Foundation, Headstrong, and IAVA.
Panel Discussion Details:
Thursday, July 19
2920 Brewery Lane
Littleton, CO 80120
4:00pm – 6:00pm MT
About Infinite Hero Foundation:
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Infinite Hero Foundation combats the most difficult front line issues – mental and physical – facing returning military heroes and their families. The Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and the accessibility of effective treatments for active duty and veterans dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries. For more information, please visit: www.infinitehero.org.