Join the fight to fast-track personalized diagnostics and treatments for all people suffering from brain injury or brain disorders.
At least 1 in 5 people will be affected by a brain disorder in their lifetime, including those caused by an illness, genetics or a traumatic injury. These statistics make brain disorders personal; everyone knows someone with a brain disorder or is affected themselves.
Today, there are few diagnostics and treatments for many of the brain disorders that can comprise an individual’s brain health such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Parkinson’s disease.
At Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB), our hope is that one day in the not-too-distant future, no one who experiences a brain disorder will suffer the effects for a lifetime. We are leading a systems approach to better understand the brain’s underlying biological processes and to accelerate meaningful solutions for patients.
We’re making progress, but we can’t do it alone.
Across the country, Veterans, first responders, and everyday heroes are using their hobbies and passions to help fund our transformative translational research.
What makes fundraising for CVB different?
100% of all unrestricted donations to Cohen Veterans Bioscience go toward our research to fast-track diagnostics and treatments for brain disorders.
Previous and Ongoing Community-led Fundraising Events
Marine Veteran and Scout Sniper Tristan Wimmer, whose own brother—a Raider and Recon Marine Veteran—succumbed to suicide in 2015 after struggling with TBI-related depression and anxiety for nearly a decade, created 22 Jumps to raise awareness and funds for traumatic brain injury research.
Through 22 Jumps—a series of fundraising events where Veterans and others BASE jump 22 times in a single day in honor of the 22 Veterans each day who lose their battle to suicide—Tristan and other Veterans raise money for and awareness of the need for more targeted solutions for all people suffering from TBI to reduce the rate of suicide . The 22 Jumps team dedicates funds from each event directly to CVB ‘s TBI research program.
22 Jumps aims to bring new hope to individuals and families affected by TBI and suicide.Learn More
Chris Kellner, a U.S. Marine Force Recon Veteran, initiated an “Everesting” fund raiser to bring awareness to TBI as a risk factor for suicide after losing many friends. Chris hiked a local mountain the number of times needed to hit or surpass the height of Mt. Everest. His followers pledged their support toward his successful completion of this goal with enthusiasm and the funds were dedicated to CVB’s TBI research program.
Running for PTSD Awareness
Tyler Guerriero, an Air Force reservist and Marine Veteran, has served our country for the past twelve years. To support CVB’s PTSD research, Tyler is running Denver’s Colfax Marathon on October 16-17, 2021, to raise awareness that PTSD can be a risk factor for suicide. By supporting CVB’s PTSD research program, Tyler hopes that active duty service members and Veterans will have more PTSD treatment options in the future.
Learn more about how to support Tyler in his fundraising goal of $1,000.
Do you want to channel your passion or hobby into accelerating solutions for brain disorders?
Here’s how to get started:
Decide on your approach. Here are some ideas to spark inspiration:
- Host an event such as a dinner party/brunch, a golf tournament, car wash, bake sale, yard sale, or dog walk.
- Celebrate an occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are great opportunities to fundraise for an important cause.
- Plan a raffle: garner support from your community and sell raffle tickets for items donated by local businesses.
- Ride, Run, climb, hike, swim, walk or dance 22 miles in honor of the 22 Veterans and service members we lose to suicide each day.
- Contact us to discuss other unique fundraising ideas.
How to host a Facebook Fundraiser for Cohen Veterans Bioscience:
- Visit https://www.facebook.com/fund/cohenbioscience/
- Login to your Facebook account
- Set a financial goal and a timeframe
- Share why supporting CVB and brain disorder research is important to you
- Publish your fundraiser and share it with your friends and family
Supporters can donate directly by mail or online at https://donate.cohenveteransbioscience.org/
Thank you for supporting Cohen Veterans Bioscience.
Together, we have the potential to advance research and improve lives.
100% of your donation will go toward our research that is already making a difference. Every dollar helps. We appreciate your support.Donate Today