Brain Awareness Week

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Epilepsy Support & Education Services, Inc. (formerly known as LAB Epi)

Organized by:
Epilepsy Support & Education Services, Inc. (formerly known as LAB Epi)

Participating Organizations:

On the Epilepsy Walk NM we had several sponsors including. LivaNova, Lundbeck,New Mexico Rail Runner, Providence Support Services, CBD Boutique, UCB, Learning RX, Jackie Martinez Family, Heavenly Touch Message, Upsher-Smith.On the Health & wellness we were invited to attend by the Public Schools.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Epilepsy Walk NM

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

400

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our objective of the Epilepsy Walk NM is to bring out the Awareness of Epilepsy to the General Public while supporting the individuals and families affected by epilepsy. During the Epilepsy Walk NM we had over 250 register walkers that attended the event. The event started at 9 am in the morning and ended at noon. We had a walk , raffle and butterfly release. We had some of the major sponsors attend the event. The Epilepsy Walk NM has increased in attendees ever year so that we are reaching a larger and broader audience. We also had Medical students and Dr’s. is attendance for the walk. The Epilepsy Walk NM has increased the awareness that Epilepsy in our area. We have seen an increase of individuals attending support groups and more parents and spouses attend support groups to the point that we have added an additional support group due t We also attended a Health and Wellness Fair from 9am to 2pm on March 22nd that was open to the general public and sponsored by the Albuquerque, Public Schools. The event was very successful being that over 200 people attended the event. We were excited to teach small children up to seniors adults the importance of brain health and the how keeping the brain active during all stages of their life can improve ones health. We had over 35 people sign up for our monthly newsletter. We also had several other events during the month of March before BAW. During the month of March at all our events we were able to give information that the Dana Brain Alliance supported us with and almost depleted all of literature. We Thanks the Dana Brain Alliance for their yearly support of materials. We just wish we could receive more information throughout the year. We attend almost 50 events in 201

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Other Publicity Methods:

Outreach programs and Health Fairs.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We feel that our Health fairs and outreach are some of the best publicity. We believe this due to the fact that most of them are open to the general public and others are supported by the hospitals. The materials that were provided by the Dana Brain Alliance help us reach by making individuals aware of brain health. The other is Press Releases and Social Media for they have such a large and varied audience.

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Puzzles: Grades K-2
  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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?

BAW has been wonderful in sending printed materials and material from kids to seniors. Kids at the health fairs we attend love the brain erasers and pencils for they can use them in school and the teachers love the mindbogglers. Seniors always are excite to the keeping you downloadable materials cost small non-profits such as ourselves a challenge in printing charges.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes!

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Kristi McNair

Contact Phone:

5053211748

Contact Email:

EPILEPSY.NM@GMAIL.COM

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