University of Illinois Extension

Organized by:
University of Illinois Extension

Participating Organizations:

LifeSpan Center of Coles County Shelby County Senior Center Life Center of Cumberland County Mid-Illinois Senior Services Illinois Association of Home and Community Education Atwood Grade School Lovington Grade School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

I counted all the events held for the month of March. I conduct monthly brain training classes of which I held five. I presented a brain health session at the Illinois Association of Home and Community Education annual state conference. I also presented a session on healthy brains for fifth graders as part of a health jam 4-H program. I also published an article about Brain Health Awareness Week/Month in my weekly newspaper column that has a circulation of about 18,000. All of the participants of my brain training classes received the pencils and brain pamphlets that you provided me.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Word of mouth

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Word of mouth and newspaper


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
  • BAW Pencils
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Puzzles: Grades 3-5
  • Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain

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 Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Many of the events were ones that existed and I used BAW as the focus for the month and highlighted the materials.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Cheri Burcham

Contact Phone:


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