Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Other: Epilepsy Walk NM
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
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:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
Outreach programs and Health Fairs.
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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?
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.
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