Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
March 2, 2011

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota


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The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is reaching out to you every way we can! Join our Facebook page and receive updates on current Association events as well as volunteer opportunities and progress on current projects.
Our Twitter feed offers daily updates about brain injury in the news as well as information on educational opportunities and public policy ventures.
Help us connect with you and build a statewide brain injury community!


Upcoming Workshops:

Wednesday Workshop - Multiculutral Outreach to Individuals with Brain Injury
Date: Wednesday, March 23
Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Cost: $40 for Professionals

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: March 24
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Location: All classes are held in the Education Center at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

 


During the month of March we can make a deliberate choice to engage our community and spread awareness about brain injury. Click here for more information.


Believe. Inspire. Achieve. 2011
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota presents the First Annual "Believe. Inspire. Achieve." event, featuring Joe Kopp, who sustained a massive brain injury in a snowmobile crash that left him relearning to speak and struggling to walk. Join Joe as he celebrates his recovery by walking a marathon - 26.2 miles - and raising money for the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota.

Starting on March 5, an online auction event will be open and available for bidding. The final auction ends on Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m.

The event will culminate on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minnesota! Find out more on the FuzzySideOut Web site!


Brain Injury Awareness Tuesday at the Capitol - March 15
JOIN Citizen Advocates and Advocacy Committee members of the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, Tuesday, March 15, at the Minnesota State Capitol. We need a strong presence at the Capitol and need your help. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, make sure your voice is heard!

Click here for more information and to register for Tuesdays at the Capitol or contact Michelle Gray by e-mail, or call 800-69-6442


Lee's Road to 1,000 Cranes!
Volunteer Program Manager Lee George is on a mission to fold 1,000 cranes by April 1, as part of the Association's Cranestorm project. Lee needs motivation to finish in time and is asking for your help! Every week Lee will release a picture of the cranes he has folded the week prior. Your job? Guess how many cranes are in this picture, the person closest to the correct answer will receive a prize! This week's prize is a free sandwich at Noodles and Company! Guesses must be in by Thursday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m. Post your guess as a comment on this Facebook post, and let's all help Lee fold a 1,000 cranes, and get some cool prizes while we are at it.

*If more than one contestant guesses the correct answer there will be a drawing to determine the winner!
** For more information or to schedule a Cranestorm at your location or ours contact Anna by calling 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442, or by e-mail or visit our Web site.

Please help us spread the word about this contest, as we work toward our goal of 100,000 cranes! Please encourage your friends to guess also. We know with everyone's help this will be a great success!

If you would like to make a donation as an expression of your well wishes, please contact Lori at 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442 or by e-mail.


Cranestorm Open House
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota will be holding Cranestorm Open House folding sessions at our offices where you can bring your kids, spouse, friends, or anyone you may know who is interested in helping us meet our goal of 100,000 cranes. Also, if you know of any groups who are looking for something to do this winter/spring, please let them know about these dates.

  • Thursday, March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Anna by calling 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442, or by e-mail.


Classified Ad: University of Minnesota Brain Injury Study Opportunities
ATTENTION FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF INDIVIDUALS WITH BRAIN INJURY: We are running a study that involves you listening to someone speaking, as well as doing some memory activities. You may qualify as someone who does not have brain injury. The study involves two sessions: one 2-hour and one 1-hour. Participants are compensated $5-10 per hour for participating. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact Miriam Krause or 612-626-9756. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

ATTENTION INDIVIDUALS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: We are running a study that involves you listening to someone speaking, as well as doing some memory activities. You may qualify for the study, which involves two 2-hour sessions. Participants are compensated $5-10 per hour for participating. If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact Miriam Krause or 612-626-9756. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 5,500 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Andi at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads.

The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is a proud member of Community Health Charities. Community Health Charities is an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
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Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

Telephone:
612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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