Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Online Awareness Event
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
One event was held online for one hour to raise awareness and support for Brain Awareness Week. The event was held on Facebook and Twitter under both the company accounts, Auspicious Fish, Inc. as well as from my personal accounts. The objective was to raise awareness and encourage dialogue regarding brain health and healthy activities. The goal of encouraging online responses was not met during the one hour event, however subsequent followers have increased in frequency and number so I feel the goal of raising awareness was met. In the future, I would encourage using an open face book group perhaps, with more advertisement prior to the event. Stigma regarding mental health and cognitive struggles are still stigmatized and difficult to engage people in openly.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- It’s Mindboggling!
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Increased followers on social media, increased interactions and people speaking up on Twitter specifically
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I learned about the event late, and didn’t have much planning or prep time so I would encourage marking the calendar and insure you have ample time to create a good presentation.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?