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The Concussion Legacy Foundation

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BENEFITING: THE SPORTS LEGACY INSTITUTE INC

EVENT: The San Francisco Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: May 12, 2017

Andrew Kelly

THE STORY:

The Concussion Legacy Foundation is dedicated to advancing the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. This will be my second half marathon- the first I did not partake in any fundraising efforts, so I am looking forward to this. Concussions is something I know about all too well. I came out to the United States from England in 2011 to play NCAA D1 college soccer, having never received a concussion in my life (or atleast not that I knew of). In the last 6 years, I have picked up 6 concussions- some of them clearing up in days, others putting me out of action and work for weeks on end. My last one, in October 2016, left me extremely worried and saw me quit competitive soccer for good. I could not work, socialize, or exercise due to symptoms such as heavy fatigue & headaches. It was a terrible period, and with the lack of knowledge and understanding around concussions, I thought I would never be the same again. Luckily for me, I managed to pull round and today I am back to a normal life. Unfortunately, others are not so lucky. While concussions in soccer are common, they are much more frequent in football & hockey. It is a subject I hate thinking about and talking about because of my fear around injuring the brain, especially after hearing about some of the terrible consequences that it has had on others. The brain is extremely valuable and fragile- something which I have taken for granted until the experiences I have gone through. It would be great if you could contribute to this fundraiser so we can collectively help raise awareness and safety around this silent injury.


100% of donations will go to the foundation. Thank you! 

$570

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Kelly

     

  • Nelli

    $25

  • Alex

    $25

  • mike z

    $50

  • dm

    $100

  • Joanne

    $25

  • Lily

    $25

  • Dominic

    $25

  • Shahena

    $50

  • Walt

    $25

  • Steve Seitz

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hannah Smith

    $50

  • Ron Skinner

     

  • Geoff and Anne Kelly

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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95% Raised of $600 Goal

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The Team: $570 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Geoff and Anne Kelly

Geoff and Anne Kelly

DONATION: $50

Well done Andrew 3 months ago

Ron Skinner

Ron Skinner

3 months ago

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Steve Seitz

Steve Seitz

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

Walt

Walt

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Shahena

Shahena

DONATION: $50

Naz and Harry 4 months ago

Dominic

Dominic

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Lily

Lily

DONATION: $25

Thanks for including us Andrew, I'm sure you will kill the run! :) 4 months ago