The Second Impact MIssion Statement: Ray’s mission is to tell his story of the mistakes he made not properly addressing  a concussion and the lifelong consequences he suffered as a result.  Rays goal is to raise awareness, offer support, and encourage young people to be honest with care givers instead of playing through a head injury.  Ray hopes, through his talks, that student athletes will understand the importance of addressing a concussion correctly and promptly.  He encourages student athletes to be honest with symptoms and advocates following school or sport program protocols and doctor’s orders to ensure a safe return to play.

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December 31-January 1, 2018
Reflections - Year in Review, Finger Lakes Times

October 16, 2017
Ciancaglini in Maryland to speak at physicians event, Finger Lakes Times

August 27, 2017
Let The Kids Play, Finger Lakes Times pg 1;  Ray Ciancaglini
Let The Kids Play, Finger Lakes Times pg 2

March 12,2017

Reality check on sports violence, mortality, Leo Roth, D&C Sports

February 20, 2017

"On Your Game" interview with former boxer, Ray Ciancaglini discussing sports related brain injuries

Henry Lee is a Sports Medicine Acupuncturist with a practice based in Beverly, Massachusetts, which is part of a larger Sports Medicine clinic called the Russell Center (  In addition to their work at the Russell Center, they also have a weekly radio show called “On Your Game” that is broadcasted on 104.9 FM North Shore radio with Dr. Sheri Russell.  They have asked Ray to be a special guest this week. 
Below is the entire radio interview:

January 24, 2017
Boxer shares his struggles in and out of the ring for concussion awareness, Stuart Hedstrom, The Piscataquis Observer

December 1, 2016
Watkins-Montour Rotary Club; Chapter No 1058-District 7120, Rotary Meeting

November 15, 2016
Athletes learn Concussion Education from Professional Boxer, Colonie Central News, Albany, NY

October 23, 2016

Back On the road, Finger Lakes Times

January 20, 2016
Part One:  A Champ Speaks Candidly About Sports, Violence and Injury
Part Two:  Apple Pie Or Violence: Which Is The American Tradition?
Part Three: 
How Can We Prevent Brain Injuries In Sports?,  By Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

January 4, 2016

Ray Ciancaglini 's Middle Way: Sports And Concussion, by M.J. Clausen

September 16, 2015
Former boxer warns Bona athletes about concussions, by Caitlin McClare

August 14, 2015
Ciancaglini Busy Speaking About Concussion Awareness, Finger Lakes Times

April 26, 2015
Boxer Ray Ciancaglini To Speak At Concord Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, NH Union Leader

April 24, 2015
Busy Spring For Ciancaglini, Finger Lakes Times

March 22, 2015
"Roth: Leave mayhem of NFL? 'It takes a man to do the logical'
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January 1, 2015
"Year in Review", Finger Lakes Times 2014 Recollections

November 12, 2014
"Former boxer tells cautionary tale to Athens Area students", Dave Post/Morning Times
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October 30, 2014
"Burke Hospital opens Brain Health Center for ex-athletes", John Golden
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October 30, 2014
"NYSATA-Endorsed Speaker Featured on Concussion Awareness Program and Honored with Courage Award",  New York State Athletic Trainers' Association
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October 9, 2014
"Deadly month for high school football players", Al Bruce, The Evening Tribune

September 20, 2014
"Ray Ciancaglini Camp Good Days Courage Award Interview", Time Warner Cable Sports Channel

September 25, 2014
"Ciancaglini given Courage Award", Finger Lakes Times

September 4, 2014
"WXXI TV Sports Concussion Special featuring Ray Ciancaglini, WXXI TV

September 4, 2014
"Beware:  It's concussion season, young athletes", Al Bruce, The Evening Tribune

September 2014
"Concussion Season is On", In Good Health, Rochester Healthcare News, Jessica Spies, see pages 10&11 for Ray's Interview

August 28, 2014
"Ciancaglini says Welker should retire",, Paul Gotham

June 4, 2014
"Ex-Boxer To Speak At Brain Injury Conference" , Finger Lakes Times, Geneva NY

May 2, 2014
"I Threw A Boxing Career Away" The Post-Journal, Jamestown NY

April 29th, 2014
"Local Activist Speaks About Concussions", The Stylus, Brockport NY

April 9, 2014
"Retired Boxer Discusses the Dangers of Concussions", The Ithacan, Ithaca NY

January 13,2014
"Former boxer miffed at NFL concussion handling", The Evening Tribune_

January 12, 2014
"Welker Symbolic of Concussion Fight" Democrat and Chronicle , Rochester NY

December 13, 2014
"Former Boxer Ray Ciancaglini Urges Concussion Awareness" Odessa File, Watkins Glen NY

December 2, 2013
"Anticoncussion Activist on NFL Star's Brain Damage" The Evening Tribune, Hornell, NY

 November 22, 2013
"Ex-boxer Tells Cautionary Tale" The Daily News, Batavia, NY

November 22, 2013
"Former Boxer Warns Student Athletes About Dangers of Concussions" The Batavian, Batavia, NY

November 6, 2013
"Former Boxer Message With Athletes" The Chronicle-Express. Ray meets with student athletes in the Penn-Yan school district.

October 23, 2013
"Impact Panel: Don't Ignore Symptoms of Concussions" Finger Lakes Times. The Second Impact hosts an AMA credited seminar on concussion awareness at Bellhurst Castle, Geneva, NY.

September 27, 2013
"Ex-Boxer Reinforces Need For Addressing Concussions Promptly" Jamestown Post-Journal, Jamestown, NY

September 20, 2013
"SBU Cracks Down on Concussions" The Bona Venture, Olean, NY, Ray speaks to the Athletic Department at St. Bonaventure University

 August 25, 2013
"A Boxers message to Student-Athletes" Steuben Courier, Ray's visit to Bath-Haverling HS

 August 12, 2013
"Leave No Doubt, Sit It Out", Hornell Evening Tribune. Ray speaks to Jasper-Troupsburg Athletes

July 10, 2013
"Impactful Night For NYCBL", Finger Lakes Times. Ray and The Second Impact honored at NYCBL All-Star Game

July 2013
"Former Boxer Shows Young Athletes the Results of Untreated TBI", from the website of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital 

June 23, 2013
Rockland, N.Y. The Journal News "Ciancaglini shows, not just tells"

June 6, 2013
Albany NY, ABC 10 "Former Boxer Ray Ciancaglini Speaks Out On Head Trauma"

June 1, 2012
Finger Lakes Community College article  from FLCC Athletics Webpage

April 2013
Ray appears in April 2013 Good Health Magazine after speaking at Keuka College. Article is in on Page 10, click here for the web reader version.

December 2012
"Blow to the Brain" from Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Magazine

November 8, 2012
"The People's Champion" Carmen Basilio's Obituary from Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

November 8, 012
"Area Boxers Remember Basilio" Carmen Basilio's Obituary from the Finger Lakes Times

October 25, 2012
Ray Ciancaglini interview with Auburn Citizen
To hear interview click

October 25.2012
"Ciancaglini Delivers Message" from The Auburn Citizen

September 27, 2012
"Getting The Message Out" from Finger Lakes Times

August 17, 2012
"Concussion Management Is Now Law For N.Y. School District" from USA Today High School Sports

August 18, 2012
Reprint of USA Today article in The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

August 13, 2012
"In the Clearing Stands a Boxer..." by The Hornell Evening Tribune

August 12, 2012
"Former Boxer Ray Ciancaglini Spoke in Canisteo" from The Canisteo Valley News

April 27, 2012
New York State Senator Mike Nozollio congratulates Ray on his induction into The Geneva Sports Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE

April 19, 2012
ABC's Good Morning America picked up Ray's story and an article was posted on the Health portion of their website. A special concussion awareness segment was presented on Good Morning America and Ray's article was featured. Full segment and article can be found. CLICK HERE

April 18, 2012
Ray spoke to a group of student athletes at Finger Lakes Community College. The event was covered by YNN. The full article and video can be found. CLICK HERE

April 8, 2012
Ray being presented "The Hickok Hero Award" at the Traumatic Brain Injury Fundraising banquet in Rochester by Rochester Police Officer, Anthony DiPonzio. Anthony was the recipient of last year's award and has made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head in the line of duty. The event raised over $5,000 for the benefit of individuals sustaining a brain injury.  CLICK HERE

March 11, 2012
Ray received the 2012 Hickok Center Community Hero Award at a fundraising banquet to benefit the Hickok Center for Brain Injury. Rochester Police Officer, Anthony DiPonzio, who made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the back of the head in the line of duty, presented this year's award to Ray. Ray was recognized for his concussion awareness speaking engagements at schools state wide and for his work with Senator Nozzolio in getting the Concussion Management Awareness Act passed into law.

February 24, 2012
Geneva Boys & Girls Club speaking engagement.  CLICK HERE

February 2012
Ray was honored at the 
Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame Banquet, and was

recognized with the Jerry Flynn Courage Award.

To read the full press release about the Banquet, CLICK HERE

Ray's Bio . . . Event Poster . . . Event Program

November 3, 2011
"Every Fight Was A War" by The Finger Lakes Times

October 2011
Finger Lakes Health Magazine Featured Ray in their October Issue.

October 22, 2011
"Battered Boxer:  Don't Be Like Me" By The Elmira Star-Gazette. Re-printed by the Ithaca Journal,

Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin.

September 30, 2011
"Law Passed to Protect Students" By The Auburn Citizen

August 5, 2011
Daily Messenger Opinion.  CLICK HERE

August 3, 2011
The Daily Messenger covered Ray's Talk at Newark High School. 
The talk was held as part of the district's fall sports prep meetings, and was at the Newark High auditorium. There was plenty of interest, and the student athletes, parents and coaching staff welcomed us with open arms!  CLICK HERE

June 12, 2011
"Brain Trauma Bill To Become NY Law" By The Finger Lakes Times

April 26, 2011
The New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) featured Ray and the Second Impact.  Ray has traveled to each of the NYCBL teams, talking with them about concussion awareness.  To read Peter Subsara's blog entry on the NYCBL web page click below.

April 7, 2011
"Looking For Gain From A Lifetime Of Pain" by The Finger Lakes Times

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