Brain Awareness Week

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Czech Huntington Association

Organized by:
Czech Huntington Association

Participating Organizations:
Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Libechov, Czech Republic Department of Neurology, Charles University and University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • Workshop
  • Other: art competition

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

900

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our goals: 1) Lectures about neurodegenerative diseases for university students. Two lectures describing also basic and clinical research gained a big interest and inspiring disscussion. 2) Doors open at the institute which is focused on the research of neurodegenerative diseases. Interesting lectures about research on large animal models were followed by tour in several laboratories with practical illustration of the work (research). 3) Campaign and workshop Neurodegenerative diseases around us - for general public, in large schopping centre in Prague. Neurodegenerative diseases, their causes, potential prevention and also basic and clinical research of the brain diseases were discussed. A lot of brain tests, coloring sheets, origami and cutouts were prepared for the visitors. The informational and educational materials about HD and brain research were distributed among the people. 4) Art competition - How do you imagine brain research? - for general public, mainly students of elementary schools attended. More than 900 persons were reached and overall 16 researchers were involved in the project.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Website, social media, posters/flyers. The number of the people who were reached with the information about the project.

Resources

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

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

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

We feel that we increased the awareness about neurodegenerative diseases what was the main goal. We also feel, that generat public consider the research of neurodegerative diseases is very interesting and helpful.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

information was helpful:)

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.huntington.cz/aktivity/informacni-kampane/tyden-mozku-2016.html

Contact Name:

Monika Baxa

Contact Phone:

+420 733575075

Contact Email:

funds@huntington.cz

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