March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!
Here in New York State, more than 500 people sustain a brain injury every day, and it’s estimated that brain injuries occur 50% more often than that and aren’t reported. A brain injury can produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, and results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning. It can also result in the disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning. These impairments may be either temporary or permanent and cause partial or total functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.
That’s why we have to come together, now more than ever, to spread awareness. Nobody should go through brain injury alone.
Brain Injury Awareness Month Wall of Fame
Thank you to everyone who raised money and spread awareness for the Brain Injury Community!
There are many ways you can get involved this March to help spread brain injury awareness and even raise funds. Here are just a few:
This month-long event, formerly known as Blue Jeans for Brain Injury, raises money for our Annual Conference Scholarship Program. This Program provides an opportunity for brain injury survivors to attend our Annual Conference in June when they might not otherwise be able to.
We have created a library of images for you to use on your social media accounts – or just share ours!
More will be added to the library, so check back often!
Join us in Albany on March 26 for a day of community and action. Register today!
Our annual event is held every September across New York in different locations. This year, we’ll be in Rochester at Seneca Park, in the Hudson Valley at the Walkway Over the Hudson (Highland side) and on Long Island at the beautiful NYIT Old Westbury Campus. Register your team today!