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Randall McDaniel, former Minnesota Viking and 2009 Pro Football Hall of Famer teams up with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance to educate youth on brain injuries; how to "Play Hard but Play Safe" at Minnesota Vikings Youth Camp - June 22, 2010
Sports related concussions occur in over 50,000 high school athletes each year, accounting for 20 percent of all brain injuries. According to David King, Executive Director of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, "As an advocacy organization, our Association wants to ensure that our young athletes are educated and protected as much as possible when it comes to sports related concussions – which is a brain injury." Click here for more.

Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and Minnesota Stroke Association Announce Operational Merger: Combined Partnership to Expand Important Resources to Consumers, Caregivers, Professionals and the Community - May 3, 2010
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and the Minnesota Stroke Association are excited to announce an operational merger between two nonprofits whose dedication has been to help individuals who have sustained a brain injury or stroke. This partnership will bring together the expertise of two professional staffs from each Association, each with a specialized skill set and knowledge, which complements both organizations in supporting individuals with brain injuries and strokes. At the same time each organization will be maintaining their individual identities, missions and constituencies. Click here for more.

Media Alert -- Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance 25th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - April 28, 2010
With sports concussions accounting for 50,000 concussions in high school athletes per year, (though the true number is likely much higher), since more than 50 percent of concussed athletes fail to report their symptoms. One of the main focuses of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is sports related concussions which account for 20 percent of all brain injuries and is the third leading cause of brain injury. Click here for more.

Love from Minnesota to Contribute 10% of Purchases to Minnesota Stroke Association on Saturday, May 1 - April 28, 2010
On May 1, 2010, the owners of Love from Minnesota are teaming up with the Minnesota Stroke Association (MSA) to help your dollars support the MSA. Just visit Love from Minnesota, Personalization Station and Minnesot-Ah! at the Mall of America or Love from Minnesota at the Ridgedale or Rosedale Mall, mention the MSA at checkout and ten percent of your purchase will go towards the MSA's Strides for Stroke charity walk on May 22, 2010. Click here for more.

Corey Koskie Announced as Honorary Chair and Ambassador of 2008 Walk for Thought to Benefit Minnesotans with Brain Injury - June 26, 2008
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance proudly announces that, Corey Koskie, former Minnesota Twins third-baseman will be the Honorary Chair and Ambassador the Walk for Thought. Koskie will be leading his own Walk team and will be part of the pre-Walk program at the Como Park location in St. Paul. Click here for more on this story.

Department of Human Services Employee Receives Elinor D. Hands Award - May 9, 2008
Deb Williamson of the Minnesota Department of Education received the Elinor D. Hands Award, presented by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, at the 23rd Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury. This award, named in honor of Ellie Hands, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance's first Executive Director, in recognition of the immense impact she had in shaping services for people with brain injury in Minnesota, is presented annually to an individual who has significantly advanced the cause of brain injury services. Click here for more on this story.

Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist Honored with "Care Beyond Expectations" Award - April 20, 2008
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance recognized Rosemary Froehle with the "Caring Beyond Expectations" Award at their 23rd Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury. Endowed by Dr. Robert Karol, this award is given annually by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance to a person who exemplifies passionate, personal direct service to persons with brain injury. Click here for more on this story.

Volunteer Computer Specialist Recognized with Volunteer Services Award - April 20, 2008
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance recognized Andy Schoeberl at the 23rd Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury with the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award. This award is bestowed annually to one volunteer whose initiative and dedication has made a significant impact on services for persons with brain injury. Click here for more on this story.

Governor Pawlenty Proclaims March "Brain Injury Awareness Month"- March 5, 2008
To raise awareness about the silent health epidemic of brain injury and to support the estimated 100,000 Minnesotans living with a disability as a result of brain injury, Governor Tim Pawlenty has proclaimed March as "Brain Injury Awareness Month" in Minnesota. In conjunction with this proclamation, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is releasing a list of the common C.A.U.S.E.S. of brain injury to help educate the public about prevention and bring awareness to this silent epidemic. Click here for more on this story.

Fall Prevention during Brain Injury Awareness Month- February 20, 2008
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has once again declared March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. Following on the success of last year's proclamation, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is ramping up its efforts to spread awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), frequently referred to as a "silent epidemic." Click here for more on this story.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons- January 29, 2008
A recent study conducted by the Brain Injury Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York has linked the occurrence of an undiagnosed brain injury in an individual’s past to complications in their current daily life. The report goes on to note the cognitive and behavioral problems a brain injury can lead to and the ensuing results of these issues including alcoholism and addiction as well as chronic homelessness. An article in the Wall Street Journal cited specific examples involving the impairment of two professionals and a school-aged child. Click here for more on this story.