- Created on Saturday, 22 February 2014 05:54
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RENO, Nev. (Dec. 4, 2013) – Sierra Neurosurgery Group (SNG) is proud to announce its alliance with ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada, the Reno-Tahoe area chapter of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada was founded in 2011 by SNG’s Dr. Lali Sekhon with the purpose of helping prevent head and spinal cord injuries among children and teens. As part of its mission, ThinkFirst is dedicated to providing high-quality, impactful, scientifically-validated programs, acting socially responsible and leading by example.
As a national organization founded in 1986, each locally established ThinkFirst chapter is sponsored by a local neurosurgeon who is committed to public education and injury prevention. In April 2013, Dr. Sekhon was named 2013 Physician Sponsor of the Year for his outstanding commitment and contribution to injury prevention. He joins Doctors Demers and Morgan on the non-profit organization’s board of directors.
“I am honored to be part of an organization that is committed to such a worthy cause,” said Dr. Sekhon. “Traumatic brain and spine injury is a serious, life-changing issue that affects millions of people each year and as a physician who is in a position to help address the issue, I consider it a privilege to be the founding sponsor of ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada.”
ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada is headed by Chapter Director Kathy O’Sullivan, MSPT. Its slogan, “Use your mind to protect your body,” helps reinforce its mission that prevention is the only cure for traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Each year, ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada hosts a Helmet Giveaway in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club Bicycle Rodeo along with visiting area high schools to present teen-oriented information on vulnerability to brain injury and the importance of making safe choices. The organization is also dedicated to affecting legislative policy pertaining to traumatic injury.
- Created on Friday, 03 January 2014 00:37
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ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada partnered with Sierra Neurosurgery Group (above) for it's first helmet gieaway in conjunction with the Kiwani's Club Bicycle Rodeo in Paradise Park, Reno, Nevada. Glorious Sunshine greeted the fitters and dozens of children and teens left with properly fitted helmets as well as education on how to avoid head and spine injuries. The First Annual Helmet Giveway was a succes and the team (pictured below) did an outstanding job of fitting anfd giving away free helmets.
- Created on Sunday, 28 April 2013 19:15
ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation had its annual meeting this week in New Orleans. Dr. Lali Sekhon from Sierra Neurosurgery Group and ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada was awarded the 2013 Sponsoring Physician of the Year Award on April 24, 2013. This award is given to the physician who “has advanced the mission and programs of ThinkFirst in a significant way”. Dr. Sekhon founded ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada in 2011. He received this award at the annual awards luncheon at the ThinkFirst Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Created on Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:32