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Fighting Concussions & CTE

and improving the lives of those impacted

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PCS Recovery with USFL Safety Dartez Jacobs

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Our Mission

The Concussion Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the United States with chapters in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. It was founded by Robert Cantu, MD, and Chris Nowinski, PhD to support athletes, veterans and all affected by concussions and CTE, to promote smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation, and End CTE through prevention and research. CLF is a proud supporter of and collaborator with the Boston University CTE Center.

A message from our founder

Now, more than ever, we are committed to holding the NFL accountable for protecting its players. In case you missed it, the NFL failed massively by allowing Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to return to play in a Sunday game after suffering an apparent concussion. Tagovailoa was hit again during the Thursday game four days later, suffering another concussion that resulted in seizure-like decorticate posturing that could have life-long consequences.  

No amount of money can make up for brain damage,” said CLF CEO Dr. Chris Nowinski. “I don’t care what the NFL fines the Dolphins or care what comes of this financially. The punishment should be enormous, and no one should ever do this again with another human being.”

Nowinski was outspoken to try and ensure Tua got time to rest his brain. After the horrific Tua incident, Nowinski released the following video imploring the NFL to do better.

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Education & Advocacy

These programs are changing the concussion culture, preventing CTE, and protecting young athletes.

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Research Programs

Our research is revolutionizing the world's understanding of brain trauma. By participating, you can help us solve the concussion crisis and end CTE.

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These stories of loss, recovery, community and hope were written to help patients and families who are struggling. 

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