Media Coverage

December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Reflections - Year in Review, Finger Lakes Times 

August 27, 2017

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: 

September 16, 2015

August 14, 2015

Ciancaglini Busy Speaking About Concussion Awareness, Finger Lakes Times

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 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 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 29, 2014

"Local Activist Speaks About Concussions", The Stylus, Brockport NY 

April 9, 2014

January 13, 2014

"Former boxer miffed at NFL concussion handling", The Evening Tribune

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 

"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 

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. 

November 8, 2012

"The People's Champion" Carmen Basilio's Obituary from Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 

"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 here

"Ciancaglini Delivers Message" from The Auburn Citizen

September 27, 2012

"Getting The Message Out" from Finger Lakes Times 

August 17, 2012

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

August 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. CLICK HERE FOR YNN ARTICLE AND VIDEO 

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  

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