Thank you to our Advocacy Day 2017 Participants!
More than 200 advocates from around New York State gathered in Albany on Monday, March 6 for the Annual Brain Injury Advocacy Day, organized by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS).
Attendance at the rally and in meetings with legislators shed light on the issues affected the brain injury community.
A special thank you goes out to speakers: Ann Greenleaf, whose heartfelt poem kicked off the day; Angie Jerido, whose inspiring story illustrates that brain injury services can support meaningful lives; and Kristine and Conan O’Rouke, who expressed how much a brain injury can change the lives of all impacted.
Assembly member Richard Gottfried was the Assembly sponsor of Advocacy Day and started the day off with words of wisdom and support for BIANYS efforts.
The organization also thanks Senator Kemp Hannon, along with Senators DeFrancisco, Golden, Larkin, Ranzenhofer and Young who sponsored a Senate Resolution recognizing BIANYS advocacy efforts.
Photo Credit: AnneMarie Todd