CTE Hope Events and Press Releases

Future Events

Friday April 21st, 2017--CTE Hope Gala

CTE Hope is excited to announce that it will be hosting a fundraising Gala in April of 2017. Silent auction, delicious dinner, dancing, and important information on CTE from leading experts. It will be an important night and a night to remember.

Past Events

September 15, 2016--CTE Forum, West Des Moines, IA

Information was shared by two experts, Mike Hadden, professor of sport science and health education at Simpson College and Sue Wilson, a certified holistic health coach and Athletic Trainer that pertains to the diagnosis, management, treatment, and healing necessary to prevent the long-term effects of head trauma, as well as the signs, symptoms and serious nature of CTE. Attendees also heard from Brenda Easter and Ali Epperson, who gave personal accounts of Zac Easter’s struggle with CTE and what it is like living with someone with CTE. Hadden and Wilson also gave a demonstration and updated those in attendance on CTE Hope's first-in-the-nation pilot sideline research project that utilizes an athletes saliva to detect a concussion.

Hadden and Wilson giving a demonstration of our saliva testing study. 

Hadden and Wilson giving a demonstration of our saliva testing study. 

July 17, 2016--CTE Forum, Indianola, IA

This event was CTE Hope’s first forum discussing CTE and concussion related health issues. Attendees heard from Mike Hadden, a professor of sport science and health education, who spoke on the latest concussion and CTE research. Next, Sue Wilson, a certified Holistic Health Coach and Athletic Trainer, who discussed nutritional solutions to a person’s symptoms. Finally, Brenda Easter, Zac Easter’s mom, and Ali Epperson, Zac Easter’s girlfriend, gave personal accounts of Zac’s struggle with CTE and what it is like living with someone with CTE. 

  Mike Hadden                                Sue Wilson                                                 Brenda Easter                                            Ali Epperson

  Mike Hadden                                Sue Wilson                                                 Brenda Easter                                            Ali Epperson