Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation

Stop CTE

Doylestown, PA

Mission

The Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation was created in Patrick's memory to help prevent CTE in future athletes and veterans and provide a resource for understanding the disease, how it is caused, and its relevance in sports and the military. CTE is an acronym for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. It is progressive brain damage, which is caused by repeated blows to the head. This insidious disease slowly and painfully destroys your brain. And it destroys the person in the process. This foundation seeks to save every beautiful mind, like Patrick's, and to give families the chance to understand what is happening if they are confronted with this horrific disease.

Ruling Year

2015

Principal Officer

Karen Zegel

Main Address

3 Atkinson Dr

Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

Keywords

CTE, brain injury, head trauma, American football

EIN

47-2570014

 Number

5744835185

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Diseases of Specific Organs (G40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The main goal is to prevent CTE in youth sports. Our fourth campaign will target high contact sport areas with informational billboards.

Our programs

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Youth Football Awareness

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We hope to make $10,000 for at least four billboards.

We will continue to fundraise with this goal in mind.

We are confident those seeking to protect children will help us.

We will see participation data go down in targeted areas, or will will see the introduction of safer practices in those areas

We have had one billboard in three areas in Pennsylvania since September 2018. Signs in Alabama. New signs in Texas & Florida.

External Reviews

Awards

Advocacy Award 2018

Council on Brain Injury

Financials

Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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