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Head Games documentary to be released this friday

The new documentary, Head Games, a film based upon the best-selling book which reviews the concussion crisis in sports by Chris Nowinski is scheduled to be released in theatres across the country this Friday, September 21, 2012.    

The book is based upon the personal career of Harvard and professional wrestler, Chris Nowinski who was forced to retire because of a series of concussions he sustained.  Fearing for his future health, Nowinski set out to understand sports concussions and traumatic brain injury.  The new movie, Head Games and the book on which it is based sets out to explore the public health crisis of concussions, the response of professional and amateur sports teams and important information that players and parents need to know about concussions and brain injury.   

I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Chris for many years to promote concussion awareness and concussion safety.  The organization which he leads, the Sports Legacy Institute is a leader in advocating for the health and safety of all sports participants.   

The movie will  increase awareness on the icrisis of concussions in all sporting endeavors, the need for vigilance, the need for strict safety standards and meaninful legislation to protect the health and safety of our children.  It also will document the urgent need for insurance coverage to fund brain injury rehabilitation following a head or brain injury. 

See more information about this important movie by clicking here.

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