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head injury - Networking Magazine
Awareness and
Prevention Forum
Focuses on Sports
Related Head Injuries
In recognition of March as National Brain Injury Awareness
Month, more than 200 people including sports figures, medical
professionals and traumatic brain surgery (TBI) survivors gathered at the Hyatt Regency Windwatch to focus on sports-related
head injuries.
Liz Giordano, CEO of Head Injury Association, stated that
more than 300,000 sports related head Injuries occur each year
in the United States noting that among children in the U.S. from
ages 0 to 14 years, there are 2,685 deaths annually, due to traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Max Gomez, health and science reporter from WCBS-TV/Channel 2 News, emceed the event. He
was joined by NY Jets football players Richard Caster and John
Liz Giordano, CEO, Head Injury Association
Nitti; baseball’s Gil Hodges, Jr.; collegiate football Hall-ofand Debbie Gibson, recording artist
Famer, Don McPherson and former heavy
weight boxer, Renaldo Snipes.
The panel of professional athletes was introduced by News 12 sports director Michael
Coleman. Ann Liguori of WFAN/WLIU radio
was among those who continue to show their
support for safety reform in sports.
The keynote speaker was Alison Schuback,
a TBI survivor and INC. Magazine’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year. Ms. Schuback is the inventor and creator of INVISIBIB, a transparent
adult bib that would protect clothing yet
allow it to be seen. In 1997, Schuback was
working on her Masters Degree, when an SUV
broadsided her car and changed her life forever.
Sponsors of the event were Vincent J.
DiCalogero CPAs, LLC; GMB Consulting,
LLC; Burke Supply Company; Chem RX and
Cleanco Distributors.
For information about TBIs and the services
available to individuals affected by them, call
Reynaldo Snipes, former heavyweight boxer and Dr. Max
631-543-2245 x 203, 516-359-1001 or visit
Gomez, medical reporter, WCBS-TV/Channel 2 News
www.headinjuryassoc.org ■
Debbie Gibson, recording artist
accompanied by the Head Injury
Association Choir
At left:
Ann Liguori, WFAN/WLIU
correspondent and Don
McPherson, former Philadelphia
Eagle, Don McPherson
Alison Schuback, keynote speaker
Richard Caster, former NY Jet
Photo by Carmine L. Calabro
Photo by Carmine L. Calabro
Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger
Food Drive May 8
NETWORKING May 2010 39
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct their annual
Long Island “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 8. They
will collect food placed at mailboxes throughout Nassau and Suffolk
counties. Last year, the NALC food drive collected appoximately 750,000
pounds of non-perishable food items. The food was sorted by volunteers
and distributed to hundreds of local community food pantries, soup
kitchens and other feeding programs by Island Harvest and Long Island
Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
This year, both Island Harvest and Long Island Cares will coordinate
the effort with the National Association of Letter Carriers and will be
joined by many community and corporate volunteers including the Long
Island Federation of Labor.
Volunteers are needed to sort the food beginning in the afternoon on
Saturday, May 8th through Wednesday, May 12th. Call 516-294-8528. ■
Head Injury Association choir directors:
Michael Snowden and Robyn Blu
Helen Rodriguez, account executive, ChemRx
and Eddie Haeffer, Long Island Boxing Gym