We're all about the brain.
1. Under that helmet, there is a person with a life ahead of them.
2. An injured brain will effect every aspect of your life (thinking, moving,
talking, memory, information processing, balance, sleeping).
3. One concussion can have lasting side effects. Multiple concussions can
cause permanent brain damage.
4. You are in a game, not a war!
5. You are responsible for other players safety! Avoid the head on contact!
“This is a program that will help educate our hockey youth on the importance of protecting ourselves but most importantly, protecting and respecting each other. This is the type of thing that hockey needs if we want to overcome the current issue with respect to headshots and it starts with the kids. They are the future of our game and we have to teach them these values in order for it to be removed from the game for good.”
- Shawn Matthias, FW Winnipeg Jets
- Bernie O'Donohue, President of Between The Ears Foundation
AN INTEGRAL COMPONENT OF SEE IT. PROTECT IT'S CAMPAIGN IS EDUCATION. IF WE CAN MAKE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE BRAIN AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO EVERYDAY LIFE COMMON KNOWLEDGE, PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO PROTECT AND PREVENT EACH OTHER FROM HEAD INJURIES.
CAUTION. RESPECT. AWARENESS.
Protecting the brain, one sticker at a time
PETERBOROUGH, ONT. — The Globe and Mail
Professional athletes who've received multiple concussions throughout there careers and did not treat them properly are now suffering from early onsets of brain degenerating diseases like early dementia, moderate dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
Children and teens are more likely to get a Traumatic Brain Injury, including concussion and have a longer recovery time than adults. TBI side effects may appear mild, but the injury can lead to serious life-long impairments affecting a persons memory, behavior, learning, and/or emotions. Proper diagnosis, management and education are critical for helping young athletes with a TBI recover fast and fully.
Playing with a concussion can easily lead to another more serious brain injury with extensive symptoms, it can also be lethal.
The number 1 killer of Canadians under 40 is brain injuries.
If you suspect yourself or anyone with a concussion ALWAYS seek medical attention immediately.