July 30, 2020


Dear Friend,


Every year we look forward to celebrating survivors of traumatic brain and spine injury at the Brain Bolt 5K with our patients, community and sponsors. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s race.


This was a tough decision to make -- the Brain Bolt 5K is an incredibly important event for our organization and our patients. However, we are committed to keeping our patients, team and community safe. We explored other ways to host the race, but it’s important to us to host an inclusive event and it didn’t feel right to have the Brain Bolt 5K without the survivors it honors in attendance.


While we will not be hosting the Brain Bolt 5K this year, its beneficiary – The Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell – still needs your support to fund…


  • Clinical trials and basic research to advance treatment options

  • Publications sharing our expertise in peer-reviewed journals

  • Neurosurgical outcomes registry participation to improve healing

  • Advanced medical education to help train experts

  • Support groups which  provide continued care for our patients and their families


Even in the midst of a pandemic, 2020 is a big year for The Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell as our research efforts to continue to grow and include a diverse array of clinical studies in the areas of traumatic brain injury, aneurysm, stroke, spine surgery, pediatric neurosurgery and interventional pain. We are also expanding our basic science capabilities through collaborations with Purdue University and Marian University in a concerted effort to translate foundational scientific knowledge into the clinical field. Most importantly, because of the proceeds raised by previous Brain Bolt 5K races, we are preparing to open our site to enroll in several national trials for the treatment of acute traumatic brain injury.


You can help propel our progress and drive the future of neurosurgery by making a gift to The Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell. Your tax-deductible gift to our Foundation will help us invest in our mission to find new ways to heal the brain, spine and nervous system through continuous learning, research and discovery.




Jean-Pierre Mobasser, MD

President, The Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell

Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine Presents:

The 5th Annual Brain Bolt, Saturday, October 5


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