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CTE Awareness Day – January 30th
January 30, 2019
Every year, on January 30th, we take an extra moment to reflect on those lost to CTE, how to help those potentially suffering with the disease, and most importantly how to stop the disease.
CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma (often athletes), including symptomatic brain injuries as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head that do not cause symptoms.
CTE Awareness day was founded by families determined to shine a light on the devastating disease and to increase awareness at the youth level where millions of kids are exposed each year playing sports with repetitive brain trauma as an inherent risk.
Families who have lost loved ones to CTE: contact your local state legislator and ask to have your loved one mentioned in a resolution in your state for CTE Awareness Day. Email [email protected] for a helpful template.
CTE Hope welcomes anyone and everyone to share how CTE has impacted your life by emailing us at [email protected]. Whether you’ve lost a loved one to this horrible disease, you fear you may be suffering from CTE, or the prevalence of CTE has changed your perspective on contact sports, we want to hear from you. With your permission, we will highlight your story on our Facebook page on January 30th, 2019 to give a voice and bring more awareness to the individuals and families CTE effects every day.