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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 4, 2018 10:29

For Release June 1, 2018


More than one million people in Canada are living with a brain injury, and that number increases daily. 
During Brain Injury Awareness Month this June, brain injury associations across the country are putting a face to this epidemic through posters, events, and social media using the hashtags, #BIAM18 and #BIAM2018.
Brain Injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.  The focus in 2018 is on WHERE brain injuries can happen.

 

•    Lisa was a Grade 1 teacher attending a conference when she developed a severe headache.  Fortunately for her, a friend took her seriously, and helped her to get to a nearby hospital where an aneurism was discovered.
•    Nikki was walking home from a neighbour’s house when a drunk driver’s truck hit her.
•    Bruce was at work on a roof when he fell, landing on the pavement below.
•    Rachel was celebrating Thanksgiving with her family at their farm on a beautiful day when the ATV she was riding hit a bump, threw her into the air and landed on top of her.
•    Damien was driving a car in the Yukon that left the highway and rolled over.

 

Videos of these people telling their stories will be posted in June at www.sbia.ca
Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44. 
The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association is a charitable organization that strives to prevent brain injuries and to improve the lives of survivors and their families.  Working with local lodges of the Canadian Royal Purple Society in Saskatchewan and across Canada, we are spreading the message that Prevention is the ONLY Cure for Brain Injury. Visit www.sbia.ca for more information.

Visit www.sbia.ca for more information.

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Interviews can be arranged with each of the people featured in the videos.
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Contact: Glenda James at 306.692.7242 |1.888.373.1555 | email info_sbia@sasktel.net

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