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    Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury is a leading cause of disability and death among children and young adults. Many of these injuries are preventable. That’s where ThinkFirst comes in. ThinkFirst seeks to educate people of all ages, communities, organizations and policy makers about risky behavior and injury, with the aim of changing behavior. At ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada, we teach people to “Use your mind to protect your body.” Explore our website for safety tips, to learn more about injuries and to find ways to help.

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ThinkFirst Kids on Big Rigs Fundraiser April 26
04-26-2014 10:00 am
ThinkFirst for Teens presentation Spanish Springs High School
05-09-2014 8:30 am


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ThinkFirst Helemt Giveaway

2nd Annual Helmet Giveaway

*child must be present for helmet fitting*

WHEN: Saturday April 26, 2014~ 10:00 – 4:00 pm

WHERE: 2025 Silverada Blvd., Reno, NV

COST: $4 per person

(bring 1-can of food to be donated to Evelyn Mount’s food pantry, wear your sports jersey or your scout uniform and receive $1.00 off ~ ONE discount per person)


This event is in conjunction with “Kids on Big Rigs”

Come out between 11-12 and meet 2 of Reno’s very own Reno Aces Baseball players and receive an autographed baseball.



Drew Simpson to throw first pitch at the Reno Aces Home Game

Drew Simpson, motivational speaker for ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada to throw out the first pitch of the evening at the Reno Aces Home game Thursday April 10th 6:35 pm.




Reno, Nev.— The Reno Aces Baseball Club has partnered with Sierra Neurosurgery Group to make them the exclusive neurosurgeons for the Reno Aces, the club announced today.

Sierra Neurosurgery Group (SNG) IS the largest private practice neurosurgery group on the West Coast. The deal makes the long-time practice the exclusive neurosurgery group for the team, helping treat and prevent traumatic, potentially debilitating injury to the players. Together, its 12 physicians have a range of expertise including complex brain and spine care, minimally-invasive techniques, pain management and peripheral nerve disorders.

Like the Aces, SNG offers a team approach to patient care, making the partnership a logical fit.

"We are very excited about our partnership with the Reno Aces as it allows us to not only care for this exceptional group of athletes but it also allows us to help spread our message of injury prevention through proper training, preventative care and education," said Dr. Lali Sekhon. "We look forward to making positive strides together with the Reno Aces."

The Aces wrap up their season-opening eight-game homestand tonight against the Albuquerque Isotopes at 6:35 p.m. Drew Simpson, a former star pitcher at Reno High School, throws out the ceremonial first pitch. Simpson, a patient of SNG and Dr. Lali Sekhon, suffered a nearly fatal traumatic brain injury in 2008, but thanks in part to the quick response and expertise of his neurosurgeon, is well on his way to recovery.

For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit www.RenoAces.com, follow the club on Twitter (@aces) or like the team on Facebook.

For more information on Sierra Neurosurgery Group, visit www.SierraNeurosurgeryGroup.com or call 888-323-2080.



Drew Simpson speaks to Reed H.S. about brain injuries

Drew Simpson speaks to the students at Reed H.S., about brain injuries.

Channel 2’s Kristin Remington interviews Drew for her “Someone You Should Know” segment to air in April, 2014.

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