a world without CTE, and concussion safety without compromise
The Concussion Legacy Foundation's mission is to support athletes, Veterans, and all affected by concussions and CTE; achieve smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation; and to End CTE through prevention and research.
The Concussion Legacy Foundation was founded on June 14, 2007, by Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., and Dr. Robert Cantu. After seeking help from Dr. Cantu for his own post-concussion symptoms, Chris's view about concussions was completely changed. He discovered he had never been taught the signs and symptoms of a concussion, so he didn’t report them or even know he had them while playing football at Harvard. He wasn’t told the value of resting after a concussion, nor was he warned of the long-term effects. Chris decided to bring the information Dr. Cantu provided him into the public eye, and set a goal to change how concussions were understood and handled in sports. Read more.
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