Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
September 9, 2015

In this issue:

Final Week for Walk for Thought Online Registration
It is the FINAL WEEK of online registration for the 2015 Walk for Thought! Online registration will be closing at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15; registrations taking place after TODAY (September 9) cannot be guaranteed a T-shirt, so register today!

When you register online, it helps us focus on making your Walk Day more enjoyable and more successful! Register today to help make the Walk for Thought the success you want it to be!

The Walk takes place on Saturday, September 19 in Canal Park in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester, CentraCare Health Plaza in Saint Cloud, and Battle Creek Pavilion in Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood. Take a moment to join a team, start a team or make a donation today!

Don't forget to use #WFT2015 whenever you talk about the Walk on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr - whatever your Social Media platform of choice! We'd love to know who is talking about the Walk and who is helping make this Walk the biggest one ever!

So, come and celebrate the strengths and successes of the thousands of individuals who have experience brain injury, along with their families, friends and the professionals who work with them at this year's Walk.

Check out the following for more information about the Walk for Thought:

Start a Walk for Thought Team!
Contribute to the Walk for Thought!
Team Captain Information
About the Walk for Thought
Frequently Asked Questions
Fundraising Ideas

Or, just visit www.braininjurymn.org/fundraising/ for more info. We'd love to see you at the Walk for Thought!

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics
Introduction to Brain Injury: September 24

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars with Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on October 13, November 11 and December 8.

Click here for complete information on our 2015 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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2016 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - Request for Presenters
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is busy planning the 31st Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 7 and 8, 2016 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. We would like to invite you to submit a proposal or proposals for breakout sessions. Proposals are due by November 20.

Click here for more information and to fill our your RFP today!

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Citizen Advocate Academies Set for 2016
The Citizen Advocate Academy is a series of public policy and advocacy trainings designed to help you become a more effective advocate. These trainings are offered at no cost and include lunch or refreshments.

Please consider joining us for the first training on Tuesday, September 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance office. Work on your personal story and share your ideas for MA Reform and other issues with Minnesota Department of Human Services legislative staff.

Click here for more information on this and other trainings in the Metro area, Saint Cloud and Rochester.

To register contact Erica Schmiel, Public Policy Associate at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or email at ericas@braininjurymn.org.

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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 6,250 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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