BrainWorks at Beacon Health System

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BrainWorks at Beacon Health System

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Workshop
  • Other: Community activity

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Other
  • Professionals
  • Other: Mothers and babies

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Events were varies and included: Two webinars were held. Both titled, Be Kind to Your Mind – One was designed for internal health system Associates,l the other for a National Association. The learning goal was to learn the basic lifestyle that supports brain health both short term and long term. Our goal was met in that we have had two subsequent brain based webinars with growing numbers, and now will present brain based information in person at this national associations conference. A PlayDate for Your Brain was a community event that occured over 2 weeks, the second week in BHAW. First was a group presentation and Q&A on brain health, the second part was a family friendly cafe of table based games, information, puzzles and activities each focused on a different part of brain functionality. Goal achieved in people learning our program exists for them to learn more. Within the hospital in patient pediatrics departments, we made neurons and went through the Dana books and information on the brain.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

We have a monthly e-newsletter

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Our newsletter and word of mouth tends to be our best publicity.


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!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • All our material is gone as we have brought it to other events. The stickers and pins are the least appealing to people. Children and adults alike love the erasers.

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • We are appreciative of the availability of this material.

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 are appreciative for the opportunity to be partnered for this event. It yields increased interest and the availabiility of high quality handout materials.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

Being a partner in Brain Health Awareness Week offers a heightened credibility to our programs, and delivers to our community beautiful take away material. Thank you.

Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Debra Raybold

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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