NeuroRestorative Marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Participants and staff recognize Brain Injury Awareness MonthEvery year during the month of March, the nation recognizes Brain Injury Awareness Month in an effort to raise awareness of brain injury by honoring the millions of people who live with it, and the need for prevention, access to care, research and advocacy.  This year, NeuroRestorative has introduced its first Voices of Brain Injury campaign, allowing our participants and staff to share their stories of bravery and compassion throughout the month. 

“We are proud of the hard work and dedication of our participants as they move along their rehabilitation journeys and of the staff who serve them,” said Bill Duffy, Chief Operating Officer of NeuroRestorative.  “As a leader in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation, NeuroRestorative is focused on empowering our participants to achieve their highest potential, as well as educating others about living with brain injury and the measures that should be taken to help prevent brain injury from occurring.”

NeuroRestorative programs across the country are engaged in a range of activities to help mark Brain Injury Awareness Month, including: 

  • In Augusta, Georgia, NeuroRestorative will co-host the 4th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk on March 16th.  Proceeds raised will support the Augusta Brain Injury Support Group.  The support group meets monthly at NeuroRestorative Georgia and provides a safe, accepting environment for survivors, family members and friends to share in the healing process.    
     
  • In Charlottesville, Virginia, staff and participants were pleased to be in attendance when Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja signed a proclamation officially recognizing March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. They were joined at the signing by representatives of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.  
     
  • Participants and staff in Erie, Pennsylvania plan to attend a dinner hosted by the Brain Injury Education and Support Group of Erie.
      
  • In Orlando, Florida, participants and staff enjoyed a day of fun with friends and family at the Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group’s 3rd Annual Brain Injury Awareness Potluck Picnic.  Participants, their families and staff of NeuroRestorative Avalon Park took part in the day’s activities which included a scavenger hunt and balloon toss.  Colm Roe, Clinical Evaluator for NeuroRestorative Avalon Park, serves as Director for the support group and helped to plan the event.
     
  • In Boston, MA, staff of NeuroRestorative and The MENTOR Network – of which NeuroRestorative is a partner – will partake in a Brain Injury Simulation Experience Fair on March 15th.  The fair will feature various simulation activities, enabling participants to learn about and experience some of the challenges that individuals with brain injury face.

Visit our Brain Injury Awareness page for facts and information about brain injury.