Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
June 20, 2012

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Introduction to Brain Injury
Date: June 21
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: July 26
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 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

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


In this issue:
Whole Foods 5% Day-June 28
Take the Pledge
Case Management Position Opening
Advocacy Matters
Classified Ad-Brain Injury Support Group in Grand Rapids

Whole Foods 5% Day on June 28
On June 28, the Whole Foods at Calhoun Commons will feature The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance as the recipient of its 5% Day. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the MNBIA will receive 5% of all of the store's proceeds. So, visit Whole Foods at 3060 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416 on June 28 to support KidsREACH, a program designed to educate kids about brain injury, sports concussion and brain injury prevention with fun interactive activities and materials.

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Take the Pledge
To "Keep My Brain in the Game"
Youth athletes take the pledge to sit out until a medical professional says it is OK to play. See their stories on our YouTube page.

Start the journey at SaveThisBrain.org to take the pledge that "If I am hurt, I will sit it out until a medical professional tells me I am ok."

Pass the pledge on to your kids, your team or your friends. Contact Anna to find out other ways you can participate in Keep My Brain in the Game!

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Case Management Position Opening
Primary Duties:
The Case Manager is responsible for monitoring and implementing comprehensive proactive; consumer directed systems of support and advocacy for individuals, including all ages and cultures, which have survived brain injury and their families through implementation of case management for effective community integration. The Case Manager will be responsible to assist the consumer in planning and accessing housing, financial supports and other community services and supports needed to accomplish this goal. Bi-lingual/bi-cultural is a plus. Click here for a full position description.

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Advocacy Matters
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance and Citizen Advocates as we celebrate our victories and talk about what happened at the Capitol. Then we'll turn our attention to what's happening next in Minnesota state politics!

Citizen Advocate Academy
2012 Legislative Wrap-up & Celebration
Saturday June 30, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lunch provided

The event is free but pre-registration is required. Call the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to register today! For more information visit our Advocacy Action Center.

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Classified Ad - Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group in the Grand Rapids area
Anyone living with a TBI or their caregivers are encouraged to attend the monthly TBI support group in the Community Meeting Room at the Central Square Mall in Grand Rapids. The idea of the meetings will be to meet, talk about ideas and problems with work, shopping, getting around or anything that we wish to discuss.

The next meetings will be July 9, August 13 and September 10. All future meetings will be held the second Monday of each month.

We will be having a picnic for people with any disability Saturday, August 18 from noon to 4 p.m. in Longyear Park in Coleraine, MN.

For more information, please call or email Wayne Stoltz at 218-245-0251 or e-mail stoltzwd@lcp2.net or contact Judy Rupert at 218-326-5183 or e-mail judy@accessnorth.net.

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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 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 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance 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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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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