Chris Nowinski Speaks At Many Faces Of Brain Injury Fundraiser March 27

Monday, January 27, 2014
Chris Nowinski
Chris Nowinski

The Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association is bringing in athlete, survivor and activist Chris Nowinski to speak at the Many Faces of Brain Injury fundraiser on March 27.  

Mr. Nowinski is co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research. He also serves as co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.  Mr. Nowinski also serves as an advisor on the NFL Players Association Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, The Ivy League Multi-Sport Concussion Committee, South African Rugby Union Concussion Working Group, and as a consultant to Major League Lacrosse. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine.  Mr. Nowinski is also the narrator for the Center for Disease Control's on-line training for concussions.   

The fundraiser will be March 27 at 6 p.m. at The Mill.  Individual tickets are $60, a table of eight is $480.  For more information about this event or sponsorship, contact Lisa Morgan at 634-1572, email or visit  This is CABIA's major fundraiser.

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