Each year, March is recognized nationally as Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the United States Brain Injury Alliance, this year 1.7 million Americans will sustain a traumatic brain injury. Individuals who have sustained a brain injury are often times misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and under-funded.
By taking part in our Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign, you can unite with the millions of citizens living with brain injury and their families who are taking action to ensure their voices are heard. There are lots of ways you can help promote brain injury awareness in your community, especially electronically. Arm yourself with the tools you need to share your connection to our cause, raise awareness about brain injuries, and help distribute our materials!
The more voices that rally around this important the message, the louder our message will be. Please consider getting involved in one or more of the following:
• Support our Programs— Your donations to BIAC helps us continue to be a free resource in concussion and other brain injury prevention and recovery. BIAC provides brain injury prevention and management education programs to schools and organizations. We provide all of our services free of charge.
Share Your Story
• Help us spread the word—Everyone is at risk for brain injury! ‘Like’ BIAC on Facebook and throughout the month of March, BIAC will be sharing important information and surprising facts and figures about brain injury. Update your own Facebook cover photo to raise awareness about brain injury. Sharing these posts with your friends and family will help increase awareness.
• Educate your friends and colleagues—Display our Brain Injury Awareness fact sheet to increase awareness about brain injury and share some important facts. For copies of the poster or to incorporate your organization’s logo or community event information, please call us at 860-219-0291.
• Host a Community Event or Fundraiser—Individuals and businesses from across the state host diverse events with a common goal—to increase brain injury awareness. Events like Blue Jeans for BIAC, Pajama Day and progressive dinners are just a few examples to inspire you. The type of event you host is only limited to your imagination!
• Contact your local media—Write a letter to the editor informing them about Brain Injury Awareness Month. Share your personal connection with the cause and encourage them to help you spread the word.