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Nothing Can Hold Back Love: Legacy 2021

Center for BrainHealth

Center for BrainHealth®, one of the country’s leading centers for pioneering brain research and translational science, held its annual Legacy event honoring Emy Lou and Jerry Baldridge. With a Valentine’s theme, the virtual Legacy of Love event raised over $193,000 to help the Center for BrainHealth advance its mission.Attendees enjoyed an exquisite dinner prepared and home-delivered by Royal Chef Darren McGrady from Eating Royally. Center for BrainHealth founder and chief director Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman offered a virtual toast along with University of Texas at Dallas president Dr. Richard Benson and past board chair Debbie Francis. As part of the celebration, the Baldridges received many Valentine’s Day cards from BrainHealth board members, friends and family. They also told their dinner guests to bring or share something that reminds them of love.Dr. Chapman made the following remarks: “Emy Lou and Jerry, thank you all so much for being such an instrumental part to BrainHealth. We have loved you from the very start, and our love continues to grow by getting to know just how passionate your hearts are for this brain health endeavor.”Despite the challenges of the pandemic and a powerful snowstorm, Legacy of Love was a success thanks to the flexible BrainHealth staff as well as the creative minds of honorary chairs Jane Smith and Dee Wyly and dinner chairs Mary Bloom and Laura Bloom Gordon.“We are overwhelmed with love and feel very honored to receive the Legacy Award. Our lifelong mission of championing children’s causes and providing resources to inspire people from all walks of life to take advantage of their brain health is our greatest treasure,” said Jerry Baldridge. Visit our donation page for ways to support the Center for BrainHealth’s nonprofit mission.CONTACT Stephanie Hoefken 972.883.3221 stephanie.hoefken@utdallas.eduABOUT CENTER FOR BRAINHEALTH Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, is a translational research institute committed to enhancing, preserving, and restoring brain health across the lifespan. Major research areas include the use of functional and structural neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiology supporting cognition and emotion in health and disease. This leading-edge scientific exploration is translated quickly into practical innovations to improve how people think, work and live, empowering people of all ages to unlock their brain potential. Translational innovations build on Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics (SMART™), a proprietary methodology developed and tested by BrainHealth researchers and other teams over three decades.

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Legacy Award

The Legacy Award recognizes individuals who championed countless others in realizing their brain potential. BrainHealth's highest non-science honor, the prize honors their unwavering passion for protecting and healing the brain throughout the lifespan.