August 17, 2018
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (GCBS) is proud to announce our 4th Annual Brain Bolt 5K Run/Walk to benefit the treatment and care of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Brain Bolt 5K will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carmel Gazebo at Civic Square in Carmel. It is a family-friendly 5K that will include vendors, music, and food trucks. Regional trauma specialists will also be on hand to educate attendees on preventing head and spine injuries.
We anticipate more than 450 race participants in hopes of surpassing our 2017 fundraising totals of more than $94,000.
“We are excited to continue the tradition of the Brain Bolt 5K and look forward to supporting Hoosiers across our state who suffer unimaginable injuries of the head and spine,” said Derek Cantrell, Executive Director of Finance and Administration for GCBS.
Each year, more than 50,000 people in Indiana sustain traumatic brain injuries. The immediate, life-saving efforts of the neurotrauma teams at local Level 1 Trauma Centers provide these patients the best hope for surviving and coping with their injuries.
Many of these valiant survivors will participate in our race, and this year’s Survivor Spokesperson is Paul Peaper, owner of Peapers Brothers produce farm—a family-owned business with a 130-year history in Indianapolis. Mr. Peaper suffered devasting head and back injuries from a fall in January. His quick recovery has been deemed a miracle by many.
All proceeds of the Brain Bolt 5K will support the efforts of the Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell to help fund pilot research projects in traumatic brain injury, a follow-up clinic for patients for after-injury care and will support GCBS’ neurotrauma databases.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018
On-site Registration opens at 9 a.m.
Race begins at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Carmel Gazebo, 1 Civic Square, Carmel, IN
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The injury can range from “mild” to “severe” and most TBIs that occur each year are mild and usually called “concussions.” In 2010, 2.5 million TBIs occurred in the U.S. and TBI-related emergency room visits increased 53% from 2007–2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.