Brains Worldwide Foundation Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement to Help Keep Children Safe from Undetected Concussions

Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch Dec. 1; Raising Funds to Protect Children from the Hidden Dangers of Concussions Through Education, Research, College Scholarships, and Home-Based, Objective Concussion Assessment Technology

AUSTIN, Texas--()--The Brains Worldwide Foundation NPF is joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. As part of its participation, the foundation today launched TheHiddenDanger.com, a resource for raising awareness and research of undetected concussions for children ages 8-18.

On #GivingTuesday (Dec. 1), the foundation will launch a crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds for education on the hidden dangers of undetected concussions, college scholarships for injured student-athletes and a pilot study in which 150 families will receive reduced-cost access to a new, home-based technology that provides objective assessments of brain concussions.

“Current research reports as many as 3 million young athletes may be walking around with undetected concussions,” said Oz Schaefer, inventor and founder of Brains Worldwide Foundation. “But even one child is too many. We’re excited to be a part of the #GivingTuesday initiative that so perfectly aligns with our goal of giving back to the community by helping families keep their children safe from the dangers of inaccurate subjective assessments and undetected concussions.”

The Brains Worldwide Foundation mandate is to drive awareness of the hidden dangers of brain concussions, conduct research on objective assessment technologies for concussions and fund college scholarships for injured student-athletes. The foundation is researching technology developed by Brains Worldwide Inc. The home-based Objective Brain Concussion Assessment Monitoring System™ will give families and non-medical personnel the ability to objectively test the brain for concussion symptoms with clinical accuracy. As a result, they will be able to make more informed decisions about the symptoms and behaviors they are seeing in their children. They can then seek medical help with objective data and make smarter decisions about whether or not to let their children return to the playing field following a documented concussion.

What is #GivingTuesday?

92Y, a cultural center in New York City, conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes to strengthen communities and encourage giving.

Those who are interested in helping support Brain Worldwide Foundation’s initiative can visit TheHiddenDanger.com. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

About Brains Worldwide Foundation

Brains Worldwide Foundation NPF is impacting the lives of those that have suffered from misdiagnosed or undiagnosed concussions, including servicemen, women, children and athletes. The foundation mandate is to drive awareness of the hidden dangers of brain concussions, conduct research on objective assessment technologies for concussions and fund college scholarships for injured student-athletes. The foundation is researching technology developed by Brains Worldwide Inc. The home-based Objective Brain Concussion Assessment Monitoring System™ will give families and non-medical personnel the ability to objectively test the brain for concussion symptoms with clinical accuracy. As a result, they will be able to make more informed decisions about the symptoms and behaviors they are seeing in their children. They can then seek medical help with objective data and make smarter decisions about whether to let their children return to the playing field following a documented concussion. Visit www.TheHiddenDanger.com to learn more about the innovative work being done to keep children safe.

Contacts

SnappConner PR
Mark Fredrickson, 801-806-0161
mark@snappconner.com

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The Brains Worldwide Foundation NPF is joining #GivingTuesday by launching TheHiddenDanger.com, a resource for raising awareness and research of undetected concussions for children ages 8-18.

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Contacts

SnappConner PR
Mark Fredrickson, 801-806-0161
mark@snappconner.com