Friday, September 17 is National Concussion Awareness Day, and we would like to encourage everyone to take a moment to really focus on the importance of reporting concussions.
Research has shown that athletes don't report concussions because they don't want to lose playing time or let their teammates or coaches down, which can be a potentially dangerous decision, as there are a number of short or long term effects that could result from a concussion. Effects that can impact daily living.
Athletes, coaches and others are encouraged to take HCAMP's Pledge to Report, promising to take concussions seriously, report potential concussions and encourage teammates and others to do the same.
To take the pledge, please log on to https://hcamp.info/pledge.
Here's a public service announcement HCAMP developed in conjunction with Moanalua High School's MeneMAC Films.
National Concussion Awareness Day was founded in 2016 by Brooke Mills, who suffered a concussion as a freshman in high school. Concussions have become an epidemic in the United States, with millions of mild traumatic brain injuries happening each year. The purpose of National Concussion Awareness Day is to create an opportunity for public discussion of this issue.
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