BIANYS names Kenneth B. Goldblatt, Esq. and Lori Goldblatt as this year’s honorary chairs

NEW YORK, N.Y.: August 10, 2017 – The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS), a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injuries and their families, announced today it will host its annual Journey of Hope Gala at the Manhattan Penthouse on Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The organization invites attendees to enjoy an evening in celebration of the courageous individuals and families impacted by brain injury across the state.

BIANYS provides resources, support groups, training, prevention programs, and other services to help individuals with brain injury and their families in New York.  Since its inception, more than $900,000 has been raised through their annual gala with proceeds supporting programs and services provided by the organization.

“The Journey of Hope Gala will be a fun, festive night to support a wonderful cause, and it will certainly make a difference for the thousands of New Yorkers who sustain brain injuries every year,” said Kenneth B. Goldblatt, 2017 Journal of Hope Gala Honorary Co-Chair.

“The Brain Injury Association of New York State continuously helps so many brain injury survivors and their family members who don’t know what to do following a life changing injury,” said Lori Goldblatt, 2017 Journal of Hope Gala Honorary Co-Chair. “We are honored to help organize this annual celebration, which will further assist BIANYS in continuing and expanding their much-needed services across the state.”

Guests will enjoy fine foods, music, a silent auction featuring high-end prizes and an open bar. The organization will also recognize several honorees all who have made a significant impact on the brain injury community.

The Journey of Hope Gala is presented by the Brain Injury Association of New York State with longstanding support from:  Goldblatt & Associates, P.C. and RUSK Rehabilitation.  Additional support for the event is provided by: Siegel & Coonerty Attorneys at Law, AHRC, O’Connell and Aronowitz, Wells Fargo and Northwell Health Rehabilitative Services.  Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available by contacting Erica Rossin at

Tickets are $250 per person or $400 for an individual Honorary Committee Member Ticket which includes a pre-event VIP reception and recognition on the Journey Of Hope Gala invitation and program. Ticket reservations are required and can be made by phone at 518-459-7911 or online at The Manhattan Penthouse is located at 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.