Dec 312011
 
COLLABORATION WITH PENN STATE HERSHEY AND FROSTBURG ON CONCUSSION RESEARCH

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have joined forces to develop a better understanding of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in order to prevent these events from occurring in the future. Sports medicine physicians from Penn State Hershey and experts from Penn State’s biomechanical engineering department have agreed to collaborate with THE DEREK read more

Dec 222011
 
PARTNERSHIP WITH FROSTBURG TO PREVENT BRAIN INJURIES

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION and Frostburg State University have partnered to develop a better understanding of traumatic brain injuries in order to prevent these events from occurring in the future. Starting in early 2012, the partnership will conduct a Case Study of Derek Sheely’s accident to discover lessons that can be shared with athletes, coaches, and parents to increase awareness, read more

Dec 102011
 
CAMPAIGN TO RAISE $40 MILLION

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION is launching a campaign to raise $40 million to increase awareness and research of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. It is frightening that nearly 4 million concussions occur in the United States each year. More must be done to educate young athletes and their parents to the dangers, signs, symptoms, and prevention of concussions. We read more

Dec 042011
 
FIRST ANNUAL DEREK SHEELY 4.0-MILE RACE

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION is pleased to announce that we have received approval for the first annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Race to increase awareness and research of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The race will be held at 8:00 am June 2, 2012 at Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland. So please mark your calendars and help read more

Dec 012011
 
MEETING WITH SENATOR UDALL

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION’s Executive Director, Kristen L. Sheely, met with Senator Tom Udall-NM today in Washington, DC to discuss cooperation to increase awareness and research of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Senator Udall expressed his support of the Foundation and offered to assist in achieving our mission of educating young people on the seriousness of concussions.