GENE UPSHAW MEMORIAL FUND TO HELP WITH CONCUSSION RESEARCH

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Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic set for July 12-13 at Schaffer’s Mill

 

March 30, 2015 (TRUCKEE, Calif.) – The Gene Upshaw Memorial Fund donated $180,557 in 2014 to further the Tahoe Institute for Rural Health Research’s pursuit to invent a device that accurately diagnoses concussions.

Since launching the fund in 2009, $323,544 has been directed specifically for traumatic brain injury research with the Tahoe Institute for Rural Health Research. Most of the money is raised through the Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic conducted in July. Upshaw, a National Football League Hall of Famer and former NFL Players Association executive director, died of pancreatic cancer in 2008 at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Upshaw’s wife, Terri, and sons Justin and Daniel established the fund because of the exceptional care he received at the hospital.

More than $825,000 has been raised since the inaugural golf classic in 2009. Funds have also supported the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, pancreatic cancer research, Tahoe Forest Hospital Innovations Fund and Hospice programs at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

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