June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Ontario
Acquired brain Injury (ABI) CAN happen to anyone and the financial, social emotional costs are staggering. Please take a moment to view our provincial affiliate, the Ontario Brain Injury Association's video, I am the face of Brain Injury on our home page. This new and important message about brain injury and concussion was created by individuals living with brain injury to raise awareness about this often invisible disability.
A brain injury can be traumatic (TBI) as the result of a blow to the head, a fall or a motor vehicle collision. It can also be non-traumatic (NON TBI) due to illness, cardiac arrest or near drowning.
BIAN's Summer Prevention and Awareness Campaign – Commences June 21, 2015
This June and always, remind those you love to protect themselves. Prevention is the only cure. Seat belts, sober driving, safety helmets at work, sport helmets at play, proper rest following concussions are some of the ways you can save your brain. This June we remember all the lives lost and all those changed forever.
June 21, 2015 will mark the launch of our annual "We Caught You Using Your Head" summer prevention and awareness campaign. Our Community Policing partners will be on the "lookout" for individuals "caught" wearing their helmets while engaged in sports-related, muscle-powered activities such as cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or while riding their scooters in six communities that we serve in the Niagara region.
Special thanks to our corporate sponsors for our 2015 campaign:
The Americana Conference Resort & Spa
for the donation of the Waves Indoor Water Park Surf's Up Day Passes.
HOCO Entertainment & Resorts for the donation of the Niagara SkyWheel passes for the gondola ride on Clifton Hill