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 New York’s brain injury community in during Brain Injury Awareness Month!
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.
Raise Awareness on Social Media
Share our social media posts with your own messages!
BIANYS Facebook page
BIANYS Twitter page
Brain Injury Advocacy Day 2020
Join us in Albany on March 25 for a day of community and action. Register today!