Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
September 1, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

Wednesday Workshop - The Behavioral and Psychological Impact of Stroke and Management of Hemorrhagic Stroke
Date: Wednesday, September 22
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: Tuesday, September 28
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: Tuesday, October 26
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Returning Veterans
Date: Wednesday, October 27
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals

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.


Join us at the 2010 Walk for Thought!!!
We're now 25 days away from the 2010 Walk for Thought and it's time to start your Walk for Thought team if you haven't already, and to keep growing your team if you've already signed up!

This year, two-time World Series Champion and former Minnesota Twins third base coach Al Newman is joining Randall McDaniel, former Minnesota Viking and 2009 Pro Football Hall of Famer, as Honorary Ambassadors for the 2010 Walk for Thought. Both McDaniel and Newman will be on hand at the St. Paul Walk on September 25 to promote "Sports: Play Hard. Play Safe." and speak to participants about the importance of helmet safety and concussion awareness.

The 2010 Walk for Thought will be held at Como Park in St. Paul, Canal Park in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester and CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud on Saturday, September 25, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the Walk starting at 10 a.m. (10:30 a.m. in Duluth).

Online registration for the Walk for Thought is available through our Web site. Click here for more information and to start your team now!

Cranestorm-Wishes in Flight
Help us meet our goal of folding 100,000 cranes to raise brain injury awareness! You can fold cranes with your family, friends or organization and send them to us OR you can come to a Cranestorm Workshop at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota offices. Join us at 34 13th Ave NE, Suite B001, Minneapolis, MN 55413 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, visit our Web site or contact Anna by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or click here to e-mail.

MNCCD Policy Grills
Meet the Candidates - Eat Some Food

Join us for some great summertime food from the grill and get to know the candidates from your area in an informal picnic gathering. All picnics will offer free food and are open to the public.

Thursday, September 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Powderhorn Park
3400 15th Ave S

Learn where your candidates stand on issues important to you so that you can make a more informed decision on November 2.

Join us for an opportunity to hear from candidates in a moderted forum about where they stand on the issues:

Tuesday, September 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
District 7 Legislative Forum
Residential Services of Northeast Minnesota
2900 Piedmont Avenue

Thursday, September 16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Office of the Secretary of State Forum
Goodwill Easter Seals
553 Fairview Avenue North
St. Paul

For more information and a list of other grassroots events this fall, please click here or feel free to contact Michelle Gray at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 or by e-mail.

If you're interested in volunteering at the Policy Grill, contact Lee George by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or by e-mail.

Classified Ad - Liftvest USA

The elegant LIFTVEST, a denim vest with an attached webbing harness supplying many convenient handholds is the only choice for both family and professional caregivers because it is:

  • COMFORTABLE - the Liftvest spreads pressure evenly over the whole torso
  • SAFE - the Liftvest prevents caregiver back injuries and bruising to the patient
  • SECURE -the Liftvest webbing harness prevents dropping or slipping up
  • NICE LOOKING - the Liftvest looks like any ordinary piece of clothing
  • DIGNIFIED - the Liftvest requires no unpleasant physical contact
  • EASY TO USE - the Liftvest takes less then two minutes to learn even for a non professional
  • NO RISK - the Liftvest has a 30 day free trial

We also make the BATHPONCO for safe bathing and swimming.

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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 Phil at 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

612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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