Brain Awareness Week

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Brain Injury Voices

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Brain Injury Voices

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

75

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Brain Injury Voices organized a workshop for survivors & family members called "You CAN Get There From Here". It highlighted the accomplishments of brain injury survivors and the steps and strategies it took to get there. The event also included an open house with tables where survivors could display their accomplishments and talk one on one with audience members about them. We wanted to highlight what it possible after brain injury and to inspire survivors and families just beginning their journey to not give up, to realize that even though their lives are changed forever, good things that still happen.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Most people came because they received the email, which I sent out twice. However, posting the flyer at the hospital where we held the event led to some new people attending, which we were very happy about.

Resources

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
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

We used the materials from BAW on the resource table at our event. People appreciated having a wide variety of materials to choose from that would help them learn more about the brain. Our brain injury support group has grown in size because of this event.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Carole Starr

Contact Phone:

(207) 200-4210

Contact Email:

braininjuryvoices@maine.rr.com

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