Pitt Athletic Training Student Association
The Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) at the University of Pittsburgh is made up of current athletic training students in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and anyone interested in the profession of athletic training. Our mission is to enhance the education and fellowship of its members, to share ideas and discuss topics of interest, to provide community and service through projects in and around the City of Pittsburgh, and to increase public awareness of the ATSA and the profession of athletic training as a whole.
Jill Conley Memorial Fund
We are asking for your support in helping us raise money and awareness for brain aneurysms through the Jill Conley Memorial Fund. The fund was created in 2014 to honor former Pitt Women’s Basketball athletic trainer, Jill Conley, who unfortunately suffered a brain aneurysm and passed away. This is a cause close to the hearts of the Athletic Training Program, and the ATSA is excited to continue to share Jill’s legacy through the campaign. Jill embodied what athletic trainers strive for, and she touched the lives of so many.
Each year, one student in the Athletic Training Program is honored in receiving the Jill Conley Memorial Scholarship Award. The student who receives this award embodies the qualities that Jill had in both her personal and professional life.
This year we have a goal to raise $2,000 through our campaign. During September, brain aneurysm awareness month, the ATSA sold red and white bracelets with the phrase “Where there’s a Jill there’s a way” to raise funds and awareness for the cause. Due to a great influx of support we were able to sell approximately 300 bracelets. We hope to continue this success through our online campaign, but we need your help. Any donation is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for your support.
How You Can Help
- Donate through the link on this site by clicking “Give Now!”
- Spread the word: tell your family and friends about our cause and share the link to the site – https://engage.pitt.edu/jcmf
- Stay updated by regularly checking back for updates on our campaign and organization along with tracking our goal progression
- Continue doing work in community to honor Jill
Brain Aneurysm Quick Facts
- 1 in 20 people will develop one in their lifetime
- 4 in 10 people with a ruptured aneurysm die as a result
- 1 in 50 people have an unruptured brain aneurysm
- 30,000 people in the US suffer a brain aneurysm rupture each year
- A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes