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Chris Nowinski: Solving the Concussion Crisis

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Chateau Lacombe Hotel

10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW

Alberta Ballroom

Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

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Join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, as Chris Nowinski tells the story that inspired the feature documentary Head Games by Steve James.

As the first Harvard graduate to become a World Wrestling Entertainment superstar, Chris Nowinski had his life upended by a concussion in the ring. While suffering post-concussion syndrome, he tenaciously researched his brain injury and found out athletes were being lied to about the risks of concussions.

Chris walks the audience through his battle to raise awareness, from writing his acclaimed book Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis, to his bold idea to cold call the families of deceased NFL players to ask to study their brain, which led to founding the Concussion Legacy Foundation a decade long public fight with the NFL. Chris closes with what his Boston University team has learned from studying the brains of 500 athletes and veterans and his vision for changing sports to protect athletes.

Tickets will go on sale for EPL cardholders starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7 for $10. There will also be limited $75 Preffered Seating tickets available. All proceeds from the event will support the Stanley A. Milner Library revitalization project.

The Forward Thinking Speaker Series reflects EPL’s rich history of taking risks, trying new things out and redefining the modern library. EPL is inviting thought-leaders from a variety of industries and around a variety of topics to share their insights, ideas, experiences and viewpoints, with the goal of helping us purposefully build better organizations, neighborhoods and communities.

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Chateau Lacombe Hotel

10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW

Alberta Ballroom

Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7

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