BREWER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES #C4CT TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR CONCUSSION TREATMENTS
Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT) to highlight the importance of increasing awarenessand support of developing new treatments for traumatic brain injury
April 26, 2012
- Brewer Sports International (BSI), a globally diversified boutique services
provider for professional athletes, sports agencies and numerous other international organizations touching the sportsand wellness field, today announced the launch of a new movement called the
Coalition for ConcussionTreatment
. Referred by the twitter shorthand #C4CT, the purpose of the coalition is to continue building awarenessabout key scientific and medical advances in an ongoing effort to identify and develop new Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) treatment opportunities.
“With recent developments in the actions of the NFL, NCAA and youth
sports leagues around the country changingtheir long-standing rules and practices as it relates to concussions, there is clearly a major shift in mentality when itcomes to the acceptance of impact these injuries have on players
” said Jack Brewer, CEO of Brewer Sports
International, former football player with the University of Minnesota and five-year veteran of the National FootballLeague (NFL)
It is critical for those of us who have first-hand experience with concussions and who can influencechange by accelerating research to take a leadership role to make our peers and the community at large aware of the potential of new research in development. This could have a big impact for future generations of players having
access to better care.”
With numerous NFL alumni suffering from mild to severe effects from concussions, the lack of treatment for braininjuries has yet to come to fruition. As of today, nearly 2,000 former and current NFL players have
stepped forwardto raise awareness of the severity of this issue and the need for a solution, andthat number is continuing to grow.During his five-year career in the NFL, CEO Jack Brewer has firsthand knowledge on the devastating effects of concussions.
“As an ex
-NFL player I personally have experienced hundreds of violent collisions throughout my career and alsohave several teammates and friends who suffer the lasting effects of traumatic brain injuries
continued Mr. Brewer.
“This is a passion of mine and BSI is committed to helping advance TBI research and development. I am hopeful
that our ongoing support and this coalition will help raise awareness and establish new technology for the treatmentof brain injuries and concuss
In November 2011, Brewer Sports International funded research being conducted under a collaboration agreement between Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCBB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing Mesencephalic-
Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor (MANF), a first-in-class disease
modifying therapeutic protein, and BanyanBiomarkers, the leader in developing
diagnostic products to detect concussions and other forms of TBI asthey work to develop innovative treatment methods for traumatic brain injuries.The BSI Coalition for Concussion Treatment has garnered the support of Paul Anderson, an aspiring attorney whoruns the most comprehensive legal website covering all lawsuits filed against the NFL regarding concussions knownas NFL Concussion Litigation.In addition, Dustin Fink a certified athletic trainer (ATC) who administers a website
covering concussions and their treatment known as The Concussion Blog is actively supporting the movement.
A #C4CT online petition has also been established. For more information and to join the movement, visit: