CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After last year's successful inaugural event raised almost $25,000 for neuroscience research, the newly-formed Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Young Leadership Board will host the 2nd annual Let's Put Our Heads Together on September 7. The BRF Young Leadership Board's mission is to reach a new generation of donors, while also working to end the stigmas surrounding neurological diseases. This year's fundraiser will be at IO Lounge at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago and has already drawn broad interest resulting in brisk ticket sales.
"We are excited to see the success and enthusiasm for last year's event grow and develop into the formation of our Young Leadership Board and a second exciting event," stated Terre A. Constantine, Ph.D., executive director and chief executive officer of BRF. "We are especially grateful to Lauren, Joe, and Jonathan who continue to help propel this initiative with an abundance of energy and passion."
The original concept for Let's Put Our Heads Together came from three siblings and their family's experience with brain injury. Lauren Shapiro Mandel, Joe Shapiro, and Jonathan Shapiro were significantly impacted when their mother suffered a traumatic brain injury when they were very young. The three siblings challenged themselves to create a community to help similarly affected families and young adults by providing fundraising outlets and educational support.
"With Brain Research Foundation's funding approach and impressive track record, we know this initiative – now in its second year — can make a significant contribution to neuroscience," stated Lauren Shapiro Mandel, co-chair of BRF's Young Leadership Board. "Last year's event exceeded our financial goal, and now working with the Young Leadership Board, we hope to reach even more people and families affected by neurological disease."
100 percent of the funds raised from the 2nd annual Let's Put Our Heads Together will go toward neurological research. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive gift bags with products from LUNA, Rifle Paper Company, Krave, Clif Bars, Chobani, Pure Growth Organics, Essie, and more. Guests will enjoy an open bar, heavy passed appetizers, access to an incredible raffle, and additional educational content.
Information for the event follows:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
IO Lounge At The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
127 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Ticket information for the event can be found here.
About Brain Research Foundation
About Brain Research Foundation (http://www.theBRF.org/) Brain Research Foundation supports cutting-edge neuroscience research and programming that lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases in children and adults. We deliver this commitment through seed grants, which provide initial funding for innovative research projects, as well as educational programs for researchers and the general public.
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