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Barrow Beyond Speed Dates with Geniuses at 2nd Genius Bar

April 8, 2019

PHOENIX (March 26, 2019) More than 125 Barrow Beyond members and guests increased their knowledge of the brain at the second annual “Genius Bar” on Thursday, March 7 at the home of Alexis and Bonsal Glascock in Paradise Valley.

An exclusive benefit for Barrow Beyond members, the Genius Bar hosts 10 world-class physicians from Barrow Neurological Institute – the “Geniuses” – who share knowledge and insight about their specialty with guests in a speed dating format. Doctors spent seven minutes at each table of Barrow Beyond members – in effect speed-dating with each group – while sharing the nature of their work and answering questions on topics ranging from neurosurgery, ALS and Alzheimer’s disease to concussion, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.

Participating doctors included Barrow President and CEO Dr. Michael Lawton, Dr. David Barranco, Dr. Anna Burke, Dr. Javier Cárdenas, Dr. Christina Kwasnica, Dr. Randall Porter, Dr. Kareem Shaarawy, Dr. Jeremy Shefner, Dr. Ryan Walsh and Dr. Michael Waters. Special guest Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk, a Saguaro High School graduate, joined in the discussion pertaining to concussion and professional athletes.

The Genius Bar was generously sponsored by Sandy and Larry Mayhew, CBIZ/MHM, NetJets, Omni Bioceutical Innovations, GA Events, and Angelic Grove.

Barrow Beyond is an exclusive group of more than 140 business and community leaders who support the mission of Barrow Neurological Institute through philanthropy, leadership and service. In 2019, they have raised $115,000, and each year, funds raised are directed towards a research project or clinical program voted on by members. For more information about Barrow Beyond membership visit SupportBarrow.org/BarrowBeyond.