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Join BIANYS for a day of awareness and community building as we honor outstanding individuals and their contributions to the brain injury community!

For 2020, we’re getting creative to bring you a fun way to safely enjoy March On virtually. This year we won’t be able to get together in person, but we encourage you to find a safe place to March On – could be your driveway, down the block or street, a local park, your own back yard or deck!

No matter where you are, you can join us on Saturday, September 12 to hear from our Honorees, team captains, staff and sponsors.

Testimonials

The March on honorees

Statewide Medical HonoreeBrian D. Greenwald, MD

Brian D. Greenwald, MD, is currently the Medical Director at the Center for Brain Injuries and the Associate Medical Director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. Dr. Greenwald is the Director for the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and is the Medical Director for the JFK Johnson Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems of care grant funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. He has been the recipient of multiple awards for his clinical work, research work, and teaching. Dr. Greenwald has published multiple articles and book chapters in the areas of brain injury rehabilitation. Currently he is involved in several research studies to improve the care of brain injury survivors. Dr. Greenwald did his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute/ NJ Medical….Read More

Hudson Valley HonoreeVictoria Argentino

On April 7,1994 we gave birth to our second child and only daughter, Victoria. We were beyond excited to complete our family with a daughter, and to give her brother Anthony a baby sister. Throughout her childhood and into early adulthood, Victoria had a kind, outgoing, and positive attitude towards life with and always endeavored to succeed. She was friends with everyone- from the loners to the “popular kids” – she never judged. Victoria also had an affection for the elderly and for children. So much so that she became a nanny to 2 beautiful children for 4 years. Victoria graduated from Iona college with a degree in marketing and stepped out into the “real world” to begin her career in market research. On March 2, 2019 Victoria had an accidental fall. Five days later we were informed there was no brain activity due to a traumatic brain bleed that was misdiagnosed. Needless to say, we were totally devastated by this news. Our lives have forever been changed since that day and living without her is….Read More

Rochester HonoreeDesiree Rosdahl

On February 19, 2019, Desiree fell into a ravine while skiing with her wife and friend in Lake Placid. She suffered numerous broken bones including her scapula, multiple ribs, two vertebra, right hip, right femur and left tibial plateau. In addition, she was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. After spending four days in a hospital in Vermont, Desiree was stable enough to be transferred to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester via Mercy Flight. At Strong Desiree underwent multiple surgeries. She woke up from a coma and regained the ability to speak and swallow. After two weeks in the Intensive Care Unit, Desiree was transferred to the Physical Medicine and Rehab unit, where she spent five weeks engaging in 3-4 hours daily of physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapy. Although she was unable to walk due to the orthopedic injuries, Desiree made significant progress in activities of daily living, independently transferring into a wheelchair, and activities she could enjoy with her new physical and cognitive limitations. These gains were largely due to strong relationships built with….Read More

March On 2020 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe LLP
O’Connell and Aronowitz, Attorneys at Law
Paragon Management SNF, LLC
UnitedHealthCare

Bronze

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Council Services Plus, Inc.
iHope
Reliant Community Credit Union

March On for Brain Injury 2020

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Brain Injury Association of New York State

The Brain Injury Association of New York State is a statewide non-profit membership organization that provides advocacy and support to individuals with brain injuries and their family members.