Build Your Legacy
How to Build Your Legacy with the #MyLegacyPledge
The My Legacy campaign recognizes those who have made a lasting contribution to research and awareness of concussions and CTE, and encourages others to pitch in and build their own legacies. The signature gesture of the campaign is individuals pledging to donate their brain for research. We call it the #MyLegacyPledge. 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.
"I'm pledging my brain so the children of the people I love don't have to go through what I have gone through," said Rugby World Cup winner and ex-Lion Steve Thompson, MBE, who was diagnosed with dementia at age 42. "It's up to my generation to pledge our brains so researchers can develop better treatments and ways to make the game safer."
Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson MBE has pledged to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Project, a brain bank formed through a partnership between the Concussion Legacy Foundation UK and the Jeff Astle Foundation.
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