‘Heads Up’ Event a Fundraiser for Brain Injuries

‘Heads Up’ Event a Fundraiser for Brain Injuries

By Tyler Sutherland

The ninth annual Heads Up Dinner and Auction will fundraise for the Manitoba Brain Injury Association (MBIA) on Wednesday, May 30.

The evening’s highlight will be a live auction of signed, professional, game-worn helmets, and other sports memorabilia donated by teams and athletes. A silent auction with WestJet tickets, fine art, bicycles and other items will also be offered.

Speakers will be Dr. Michael West, who will introduce the latest technique of non-invasive brain surgery using the Gamma Knife. Ashleigh Sprange, a U of W graduate and previous scholarship winner, will speak about a medical emergency on a ski hill.

Proceeds from the evening will also be split with the University of Winnipeg Athletic Therapy Students’ Association.

Tickets are $100 each (with a $50 tax receipt provided), and can be ordered by calling (204) 230-0669. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Pangea’s Kitchen inside the U of W’s Riddell Hall.