Sia Yorker Brain Awareness Foundation

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Sia Yorker Brain Awareness Foundation

Participating Organizations:

Dr. Sylvain Dore-Advisory Board Member of Sia Yorker Brain Awareness Foundation; Associate Professor in Anesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Director of the Research Programs in the Department of Anesthesiology; the McKnight Brain Institute University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute was our 2015 Guest Speaker at the 2015 Sia Yorker Medical Science Scholarship Banquet.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • Radio Show
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

over 1000

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Medical Science Scholarship Review(High School Seniors) Kuwanis Club- Think Big Brain Awareness Seminar Think Big Brain Awareness Seminar with Trinity Christian Academy Football Team Brain Drawing Contest University High 2015 Medical Science Scholarship Banquet Guest Speaker- University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute 2015 BAW Think Big Brain Awareness Seminar-Deland High Think Big University High Brain Awareness Seminar Think Big Helmet & Bicycle Safety Popsicle Social-Deltona Lakes Elementary Pre-K Through our Brain Awareness workshops and seminars we provide a wealth of information to equip community members with hands on information that will guide them through many facets of unexpected brain illnesses. We encourage people to be proactive, aware of signs and symptoms of adverse brain conditions and take preventive measures in avoiding head injuries.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Working together as a team, we found all of the above mentioned methods to be effective and 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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • All of the above and some!

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Bookmarks
  • BAW Participation Certificate
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW Participation was very beneficial to our organization and local community events! The community was provided hands on Brain Information that was provided from Dana Organization. We are very grateful for your services.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


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

Thank you so much for providing hands on information pertaining to the Brain, this will help me to understand what my loved one is going through and how to better provide necessary home care services.

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