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Published on: November 13, 2019
On December 2nd, in support of Women’s Brain Health Day, join thousands of others and take part in the Stand AheadTM Challenge to stand up against research bias and stand ahead for women’s brain health.
Did you know….
Despite these alarming statistics, the vast majority of research into these disorders focuses on men.
Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI) helps protect women’s brain health by focusing its resources on research to combat brain-aging disorders that disproportionately affect women, and by creating compelling preventative health programs, grounded in science, so that there is a greater understanding of the best ways to protect our brain health and prolong our cognitive vitality.
*Safety is critically important and the headstand pose is not suitable for everyone. Individuals participating in the Stand AheadTM Challenge do so at their own election and at their own risk. Women’s Brain Health Initiative is not responsible, and specifically disclaims responsibility, for any loss, injury, liability, cost, damages, and/or claims arising from or in relation to the Stand AheadTM Challenge. For further details, please visit standahead.org.
WHAT TO DO
Post date for the Stand AheadTM Challenge is December 2, 2019
FIND OUT MORE
If you would like to learn more about the Stand AheadTM Challenge, please visit standahead.org.
You Can Help
The Stand AheadTM Challenge aims to increase awareness and donations that allow WBHI to reach more – and teach more – through a dynamic and interactive experience, giving you the opportunity to share how you are standing up against research bias and standing ahead for women’s brain health, supporting the vital work that we do, and challenging others to participate.
Example Instagram Caption
I/We are participating in the Women’s Brain Health Initiative #StandAhead Challenge to stand up against research bias and stand ahead for women’s brain health! [I am/We are] standing because [insert reason]. Who are you standing for?
*Do a Headstand*
I/We challenge [list two other friends or another company/branch and tag them on the Instagram post] to #StandAhead! You have 48 hours to complete the challenge and donate to @StandAhead. Time starts now!
Where does the money raised go?
Funds raised through the Stand AheadTM Challenge support the research and education programs of Women’s Brain Health Initiative.
LEVERAGING YOUR GIFT
Funds raised for women’s brain health research through the Stand AheadTM Challenge will be matched by Brain Canada.
If you are unable to complete a headstand, simply nominate someone to #StandAhead on your behalf, and share a photo of you beside him or her as you stand up for women’s brain health.
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