Eli Skinner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

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Eli Skinner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

Participating Organizations:

Partners for Our Communities, Palatine, IL

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • Other: Women
  • Other: ages 21 to 90

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

I placed an article in our chapter’s monthly newsletter about brain health. At our March meeting, I presented a program on brain health and distributed materials provided by Dana for BAW. I distributed remaining materials and information to the staff nurse and women in the leadership program served by Partners for Our Communities in Palatine.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Our monthly electronic newsletter reaches all 180 of our members.


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 The Brain
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Successful Aging & Your Brain

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

  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
  • Adults' Fact Sheets

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?

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

I am the Women’s Issues Chair of my DAR chapter. My father endured the effects of Alzheimer’s disease for 14 years before his death last year. I feel it it imperative to raise awareness of the newest brain health research in order to help others to remain their healthiest and not have to endure a battle with dementia for themselves and their loved ones.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Make the quest for brain health information relevant and personal. Thank you.

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Contact Information

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Holly Petersen

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