Cathedral High School students lead efforts to promote concussion safety and take the ThinkTaylor #TTPledge from September 11 through 15.

Cathedral 7-12 High School students are at the front of concussion awareness and safety as the school begins its leading role in Concussion Awareness Week organized by ThinkTaylor.

September 11 to 15 is ThinkTaylor and MIAA Concussion Awareness Week, designed to promote awareness, recognition, and education in schools. Throughout the country, the color orange is now being used for concussion awareness. Cathedral aims to lead the way for concussion awareness and safety in Massachusetts.

The Cathedral boys varsity football and girls varsity soccer teams played a starring role in the official ThinkTaylor #TTpledge concussion awareness promotional video that debuted at Gillette Stadium during a New England Revolution game.

In addition, this week the entire school body will assemble to learn about concussions and to take the “TTPledge”. Students who take the pledge agree to be educated on the signs and symptoms of concussions; be honest with coaches, parents, teammates, and teachers; and be supportive of anyone with a concussion.

ThinkTaylor was created in 2011 after Taylor Twellman was forced to retire from an all-star MLS career when he was faced with post-concussion syndrome. ThinkTaylor’s main initiative is Concussion Awareness Week in Massachusetts in partnership with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), of which Cathedral is a member school. ThinkTaylor’s color orange was chosen by Taylor, the color of healing. Every athlete (86k+ student athletes) takes part in the week where they raise awareness for concussion safety, receive education and learn to be supportive of anyone with a concussion.