March is right around the corner. Let’s talk brain injury awareness and prevention.
Did you know? March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) were the cause of death for 1,317 Arizona residents in 2011. For every TBI-related death in Arizona in 2011, there were:
5 Non-fatal inpatient hospitalizations and
36 Non-fatal emergency department visits,
Resulting in over $692.4 million in hospital charges. www.adhs.gov
We are so excited to partner with Brain Injury Alliance of AZ, HealthSouth Valley of the Sun, and ResCare HomeCare in this community awareness event for brain Injury! Come join us on March 30th at 2pm! All are encouraged to come and participate. We all will be joining hands for awareness. It’s that easy. Professionals, families, and survivors are all encouraged to participate. The park is accessible with amenities for all. We are in a park, so there is a playground next to our event for the little supporters with 2 and 4 legs. We will have a guest speaker survivor; Jason Taylor prior to joining our circle of hands. Attached are the details and an area map. Off Central, you will turn right on Farrington and follow the drive to the Ramada area by the lake. We will also have signs to assist you to the correct destination. Please don’t hesitate to call me with your questions.
Brain Injury Alliance of AZ will provide the purple t-shirts at the event for a small donation $10. Or if you already have the purple t-shirt, please wear it. Please call the Brain Injury Alliance of AZ for the purple shirt information 602 508-8024. We will all have our picture taken to show our solidarity and support for those affected by brain injury. There will be giveaways, light snacks, water and resources for the community.
No reservations required.
Place March 30th on your calendars and come enjoy this special event and great AZ weather!
Please pass on, post and place on social media and send to all who can come and join us in support of Brain Injury Awareness Month!
Let’s do this together.
Sonja Smith, MSW
Outreach Program Manager
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Trauma and Emergency Services
925 East McDowell Rd, 3rd floor
602 839 0646; direct line