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Brain Awareness Week

Held annually since 1996, Brain Awareness Week is sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and more than 1,200 other health and advocacy groups. Throughout the week, educational activities such as lectures and exhibits are conducted across North America ...

Haymarket Pub & Brewery Golf Tournament

Over 75 golfers played 18 holes at the beautiful White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville, IL while drinking Haymarket Brews at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which benefited the Brain Research Foundation. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction went towards...

White Sox Game Fundraiser

During the spring and summertime, Brain Research Foundation invites everyone to join the foundation in supporting promising neuroscience research while cheering on the Chicago White Sox at one of their home games!

Bill Fay Video

Watch the video of Bill Fay accepting the Founders Award in Chicago in October 2014. In 2008, doctors had little to offer Margaret and Bill Fay when their infant daughter was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. Bill reached out to scientists to help his daughter and soon saw the need for ongoing b...

“Rockin’ on the River” Fundraiser

“Rockin’ on the River” is one of Brain Research Foundation’s annual fundraisers. Spend a Chicago summer evening on the iconic Chicago riverside with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and great music. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and silent auctions go towards fund...

Real Estate Mingle

Over four hundred of Chicago’s Real Estate Professionals attended the Brain Research Foundation’s Real Estate Mingle, which featured rare cars, rare liquors, and cigars. The event was thoughtfully conceived of and was hosted by Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, and celebra...

BRF Grantees Discuss the Importance of Funding Research

In this video, seed grant recipients discuss the importance of BRF funding in advancing their careers and making breakthroughs in neuroscience research. To view their videos, visit our YouTube page at The recipients express their gratitude for the gran...

BRF 60th Anniversary Highlight Video

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary, this video highlights the important work of the Brain Research Foundation over the past six decades, and into the future. A special thanks to BRF Trustee Rob Johnson from CBS Chicago for narrating this video.

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