The Council on Brain Injury will present one of its 12th annual awards to the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation, which is aimed at educating the public about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The Council on Brain Injury will present one of its 12th annual awards to a Doylestown-based foundation aimed at educating the public about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation was co-founded by Karen Kinzle Zegel of Doylestown Borough, who lost her son Patrick Risha to CTE in 2014 when he died by suicide after years of playing football.

Also receiving an award is Candace Gantt, who sustained a brain injury in a bike accident in 2005, and has since worked as an advocate for people affected by brain injury.

The council will present the 2018 awards at that CoBI Award Dinner on Sept. 25 at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester after the David’s Drive Golf Tournament and a free All-abilities Learn to Golf Clinic. This year’s awards are sponsored by Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel LLP. Funds raised through the event are used to support the council’s grants program, which supports organizations assisting those with brain injuries and their families as they piece together their lives.