BIAA Launches “Not Alone” Campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month
March 2, 2015
Today the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) officially kicked off Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to recognize and support the more than 5.3 million Americans who are living with TBI-related disabilities.
Each year BIAA leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign during the month of March. The theme for the 2015 to 2017 campaign is: Not Alone.
The Not Alone campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families. The campaign also lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support that are available.
The American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and Nutcase Helmets are sponsors of the Not Alone campaign. Nutcase is also donating $2 from each helmet sold through its website (www.nutcasehelmets.com) during the month of March to BIAA.
“People with brain injuries want the same things we all want: to have a job, to have someone to love, to have a nice home, to have their independence, and fun in their lives,” said Susan H. Connors, President and CEO of BIAA. “With this campaign, we are reminding people with brain injuries and their families that they are not alone, that there are millions of people going through the same things they are, and that BIAA and our network of state affiliates are here to help.”
More information on Brain Injury Awareness Month, as well as advocacy and informational materials to help raise awareness about brain injuries, can be found on the BIAA website at www.biausa.org.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education, and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope, and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.