March 16, 2016 For Immediate Release
Kerry Goulet, Director of StopConcussions Foundation, and Barry Munro, Chief Development Officer of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization (CSRO), and Director of the American Spinal Research Organization (ASRO), are happy to announce and celebrate the launch of Shoot for a Cure, a fundraising campaign of the CSRO, ASRO, and StopConcussions Foundation.
StopConcussions and CSRO/ASRO have created Shoot For A Cure as an international campaign to unite neurotrauma charities and not-for-profit organizations.
Our Mission is to raise awareness and fund research, prevention, treatment and cure for those suffering from brain and spinal cord injury (neurotrauma).
Our Vision is to reduce, treat and cure brain and spinal cord injury.
We need to address and prevent concussions (neurotrauma) in sport and everyday life now, while gathering the resources and expertise for the necessary research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries (neurotrauma). We’re not shooting for improvement, were shooting for a cure.
- Kerry Goulet, Co-Chair, Shoot For A Cure
The Shoot For A Cure campaign will raise funds by holding sports-related fundraising events, through corporate donations, strategic alliances and partnerships with private and public sector corporations and with various sports organizations, professional and amateur. Shoot For A Cure will solicit online donations, workplace fundraisers, planned giving, and travel reward points.
Shoot For A Cure has a campaign goal of $10 million in funds raised over the next 5 years.
For more information on Shoot For A Cure, visit www.shootforacure.org
- Neurotrauma describes two complex conditions: acquired brain injury (ABI) and spinal cord injury (SCI)
- ABI is damage to the brain that occurs after birth. It can be traumatic or non-traumatic. Concussion/mild TBI is the most common form of TBI. Up to 20% of those injured continue to experience significant symptoms beyond 3 months.
- SCI is a traumatic injury to the spinal cord that leads to varying degrees of motor and/or sensory deficits and paralysis.
- 4 million North Americans are currently living with spinal cord injury
- 3 million North Americans live with a traumatic brain injury-related disability
- Neurotrauma injuries cost North Americas health care system hundreds of billions of dollars