Mobile brain unit fund created in memory of WHAS11's Chuck Olmstead


Posted on December 14, 2009 at 5:33 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 5:28 PM

We have exciting news about a new effort to get important medical care to high risk people in Kentuckiana.

It will all carry the name of our Chuck Olmstead who died in March. A memorial fund has now been created by his family and the Norton Foundation .

His wife is on a mission to offer a one of kind service, a mobile brain unit that will identify potential deadly aneurysms. 

He was all character and truly a one of kind. We miss Chuck a lot here at WHAS11.  One thing remains true about him, in life he worked hard for the little guy busting through red tape, helping people out truly needed.

Now, ten months after his death from a brain aneurysm, his legacy is going to do the same.

Earlier this year, sudden blinding headaches caught Chuck and his family off guard.

His wife Candy has created the Chuck Olmstead Memorial Fund.

She's raising money to buy a mobile brain unit that will focus on scanning for aneurysms across the community and a service that will also pay for those who can't afford it.

She has the support of the President of the Norton Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Christopher Shields. He told us why early detection and a service that could help high risk folks who can't afford care is so important.

Candy created the fund and Norton is accepting the donations.

The unit would be named the Chuck Olmstead Norton Neuroscience Institute Mobile Brain Unit, a big name for a big personality. 

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Chuck Olmstead Memorial Fund, visit or call (502) 629-8060.

Donations can also be accepted via U.S. mail at:
Norton Healthcare Foundation
Dept. 86148
P.O. Box 950184
Louisville, KY 40295-0184
Indicate that your donation is to support the Chuck Olmstead Memorial Fund