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Amarantus Appoints Super Bowl Champion Toi Cook to Board of Advisors to Advance TBI Program
Date:12/4/2012

ts and Entertainment. He was Executive Vice President in the Sports Division at the Gersh Agency in Los Angeles from 2004-2006. He is the principle at Toi Cook Management Group, LLC (TCMG), which has consulted for Broadband Sports, A2A Holdings and Dreier Sports. He is currently a plaintiff in a lawsuit of former NFL players against the NFL in relationship to concussions sustained while playing. He served as the Player Representative for the NFLPA for eight years when he was a player in the NFL. He was a football and baseball star at Stanford University, where he graduated in Communications after winning the College World Series in 1987.

"Toi will be a great addition to our Board of Advisors," said Gerald E. Commissiong, President & CEO of Amarantus. "He has deep-rooted connections into the NFL and the NFLPA at the highest levels, and understands the need to bring the various communities involved in Traumatic Brain Injury together in order to effect meaningful change in the conversation related to TBIs from a discourse about blame, to a discourse about finding solutions through medical science.  We will work together to bring the #C4CT program to the forefront of this discussion. There are treatments in development that need further support to ensure these programs have the necessary resources to move forward. We need leadership from groups like the NFL and NFLPA if we are to effect meaningful change in the area of TBI by bringing developers and patients together."

In recent years, the link between multiple concussions and long-term disability or brain disease has received significant scientific support. Recent studies have made clear scientific links between football-style hits and long-term brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Increasing evidence supports the notion that mis-folded proteins play a critical role in the long-term side effects of concussions. Amarantus believes th
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