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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

by Nichole Salva
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 01:00 pm

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. A brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. Brain injuries do not discriminate. Did you know that 1.7 million people will sustain a brain injury each year? An injury that happens in an instant can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges.

 

Venture Forthe, in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of New York State and its nationwide network of chartered state affiliates, is working to educate the public about brain injury, and to focus regional and national awareness on this "silent epidemic."

 

We are proud to join advocates across the country to recognize March as Brain Injury Awareness Month to honor the millions of people with brain injury, who with proper acute care, therapeutic rehabilitation and adequate long-term supports, are living with the successes and challenges that each day brings. Our goals this year are to continue to sustain and bolster brain injury programs, increase access to care and preserve vital brain injury research.

 

Venture Forthe was founded in 1997 to help individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries get the care they need, remain independent in the community and live a higher quality life. Venture Forthe now provides care for over 250 individuals in Western New York with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

 

Join us in raising awareness of brain injury through the following: volunteer, donate, or speak out to elected officials on issues affecting people with brain injuries. For more information on brain injury or to learn what else you can do to help BIANYS raise awareness, visit the Brian Injury Association of New York State at www.bianys.org, or Venture Forthe at www.ventureforthe.com.