On Christmas Day, Columbia Pictures will bring Dr. Omalu’s story to the silver screen in a movie starring Will Smith. “Concussion” tells the journey of Dr. Omalu’s fight against the NFL to have his research be heard; the research that revealed the specific kind of brain damage that professional football players suffer and how it affects their lives even after they are done playing the sport.
Over a decade ago, forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu became the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players.
As advocates for opening the door for discussion about these serious issues, we are hosting a giveaway! On Friday, December 18th, we will be randomly selecting a winner for two (2) movie tickets to see “Concussion” opening on Christmas Day.
Gain entry by tweeting to @BrainInjuryVA and letting us know why you want to see @ConcussionMovie. Make sure you use the hashtag #BILCCares. Contest begins Friday, December 4 and ends Thursday, December 17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Good luck!