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Bruins star Marchand partners with Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

Westborough – Boston Bruins star Brad Marchand, who scored 11 goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs last spring, is partnering with the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) to raise awareness of brain injury.

Marchand has recorded spots for BIA-MA about the risks of concussion in sports and the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms. The spots are currently airing on 98.5 FM, “The Sports Hub” on the Bruins Radio Network.

In addition, Marchand will participate in a BIA-MA sponsored youth hockey clinic in early 2012 to help educate young hockey players about safety.

“I'se seen first-hand how concussions can affect the game of hockey,” said Marchand, who scored two goals in the final game against the Vancouver Canucks to help the Bruins win the Stanley Cup. “When out on the ice, play hard but always play smart and wear a helmet.”

Marchand also urges parents, coaches or trainers to know the signs and symptoms of concussion.

“For any young athlete who has had a concussion, I would recommend that he or she sit out until fully recovered,” said Marchand. “When it comes to your brain, you don's want to mess around.”

Arlene Korab, Executive Director of BIA-MA, said, “People of all ages look to Brad Marchand as a role model. The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is pleased to have his support in getting out our important message in a positive way.”

BIA-MA is a private, non-profit organization that provides support services to brain injury survivors and their families. They offer programs to prevent brain injuries, educates the public on the risks and impact of brain injury, and advocate for legislation and improved services.

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