Feb 112012
 
PARTNERSHIP WITH SPARTAN MEDICAL ON MOBILE BRAIN COOLING UNIT

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION has joined forces with Spartan Medical to bring attention to Spartan’s promising new technology for treatment of traumatic brain injuries – a Mobile Brain Cooling Unit. Scheduled for launch in 2012, Spartan Medical’s Mobile Brain Cooling Unit aims to quadruple the “golden hour” which is critical for treatment of brain injuries. From the playing-fields to the read more

Feb 092012
 

Ken and Kristen Sheely have experienced a parent’s ultimate tragedy: the loss of a child. Now, through a fledgling non-profit organization, they hope to educate young athletes about brain trauma injuries and possibly spare other families from the pain and suffering the Germantown couple endured last year. Derek Sheely was a 22-year-old honor student and a captain of Frostburg State’s read more

Feb 052012
 
WALMART PROVIDES $6,000 IN GRANTS FOR CONCUSSION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION has received $6,000 in grants from the Walmart Foundation for an innovative concussion awareness campaign that will distribute Concussion Awareness Kits to over 10,000 people. The Concussion Awareness Kits are designed to reach and educate  young athletes (ages 5-18) and their parents to the signs, symptoms, dangers, and prevention of concussions and brain injuries. Walmarts and Sam’s read more

Feb 032012
 
DEREK SHEELY "LEAD THE WAY" 4.0-MILE RACE AND 1-MILE WALK

Date:  Saturday, June 2, 2012 @ 8:00 AM Address:  Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Road Germantown, MD  20874 Fees:  $25 until May 5, 2012 – $35 until May 29, 2012 (processing fees included) – $40 on Race Day Description:  Held in honor of Derek Sheely, this race is to increase awareness and raise money for critical concussion and brain injury read more

Feb 032012
 
SUN-RYPE® DONATES 980 FRUIT STRIPS

The kind people at Sun-Rype® will be donating 980 samples of their delicious Fruit Strips for The Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Race! Sun-Rype® Fruit Strips are 100% fruit — no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. They come in flavors like strawberry, wildberry, and strawberry-banana. Please support them by buying their great products. Learn more at www.sunrype.com