Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
October 13, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

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.


2010 Walk for Thought Update
Thank you, everyone, for helping make the 2010 Walk for Thought a success. More than 1,600 Walkers participated in Duluth, Rochester, St. Cloud and St. Paul on Saturday, September 25.

A quick breakdown for each location:

  • Duluth saw 267 Walkers and brought in more than $9,900 in donations.
  • Rochester had 168 Walkers and more than $4,700 in donations.
  • St. Cloud, in their first year participating, had 163 Walkers and brought in more than $10,000.
  • St. Paul had 1,042 Walkers and brought in more than $70,000.
  • Sponsors helped us with $21,500 in donations.
  • Congratulations to our Top Fundraising Teams:
    • Duluth: TBI Trailblazers with $4,462
    • Rochester: Team Zach with $855
    • St. Cloud: Devan's Dream Team with $1,930
    • St. Paul: Free Thinkers with $4,385

Full Team Totals are available on our Walk Web site.

While the Walk itself may be over, we are still accepting donations that will be applied to the final Walk numbers. Get your donations in today! It's not too late! This is the Association's biggest fundraising event of the year and its success affects services and supports throughout Minnesota for individuals with brain injury. Visit our Web site to make an online donation today.

26th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - Call for Presenters
The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota is now taking applications for presenters for the 26th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, taking place on Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2011 at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Click here to submit your application online. More information about the 26th Annual Conference will be posted on our Web site later this year.

Shop and earn money for the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
On November 6, 2010, Marbles: The Brain Store will donate 10 percent of your purchases to the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota. Plan your holiday gift shopping, hostess appreciation gifts, birthday gifts for family and friends - Marbles has something for everyone on your list!

Three new locations: Mall of America, Rosedale, Eden Prairie Center. Visit the Marble Store's Web site for location information.

Please shop Saturday, November 6 at any of three stores and mention our organization to give us credit for your purchases.

Music, food and raffle benefit the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

On Friday, November 12, 2010, the Thoughtful Music Fundraiser will benefit the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota with a raffle and food sales. Music is hosted by Diverse Emerging Music Organization (DEMO). Admission is free. Donations are accepted but not required at the door for the music.

Saint Paul Eagles Club 33
287 Maria Ave
St. Paul, MN 55106

Call 651-774-7643 for more details.

Classified Ad - Apartment Living for People with a Brain Injury and/or Physical Disability
Each resident in Accessible Space Inc.ís Assisted Living Service has their own apartment. Staff are available 24 hours a day to assist with physical cares, do medication reminders and monitor health and safety issues. Housing is subsidized at all locations in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Grand Rapids. ASI will be opening a new subsidized apartment building in Alexandria. Services may be available to qualified applicants. For more info call Samantha at Accessible space 651-645-7271 or e-mail her at

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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