Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
March 22, 2017

In this issue:

2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury
The 2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury will be held on April 20 and 21, 2017 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Harvey E. Jacobs, PhD, CLCP and Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD, will be presenting our keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday mornings. A plenary on Unmasking Brain Injury will be held in the afternoon.

Click here for complete Annual Conference information and register today!

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Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance on Saturday, April 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park for Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota. One thousand stories and masks will be on display in addition to special guests, Fox 9's Tim Blotz and NHL Defenseman, Jordan Leopold and our award-winning movie, Unmasking.

Unmasking takes a look at the creation and the stories behind these extraordinary masks by individuals who have been affected by brain injury. Unmasking was a Merit Award Winner at the 2016 Los Angeles Awareness Film Festival and is part of the 2017 Mespies Film Festival on Saturday, March 25 at 4 p.m. at the Heights Theatre in Minneapolis. Find out more about the Mespies here.

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota is a community-based project that promotes awareness about brain injury through mask displays made by people affected by brain injury. Combining therapy, art and advocacy, each mask presents an entirely unique perspective on life with brain injury and will give survivors, care givers and professionals a voice and the means to educate others of what it is like to live with brain injury.

Click here for more information about Unmasking Brain Injury.

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Support the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
Celebrate Brain Injury Awareness Month by helping others navigate life after brain injury. By donating, you:

• Provide opportunities for individuals affected by brain injury to share their stories in the community
• Train individuals to advocate for much needed health and financial support at the community, city, and state level
• Connect diverse and underserved communities affected by brain injury to support services through our Community Outreach Program
• Raise awareness about brain injury through bicycle helmet giveaways and helmet fittings at outreach events
• Offer a FREE conference about brain injury issues to consumers and families

You can donate online at www.braininjurymn.org/donate/ or call our office at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to make a difference in the lives of those affected by brain injury. Thanks for your generosity!

Interlude Press is donating $5 to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for each copy of "Something Like a Love Song" purchased through their web store during the month of March. Please visit https://store.interludepress.com/collections/minnesota-brain-injury-alliance to order a copy and experience this novel of love and romance in the shadow of brain injury. "Anyone who has suffered with an injury or the loss of a loved one, can relate and in my case relive those desperate and lonely hours spent sitting in a solitary hospital chair with their emotions hanging by a thread." - Amazon 5-star review.

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Minnesota Stroke Association Strides for Stroke
The Minnesota Stroke Association's 2017 Strides for Stroke will take place on Saturday, May 20 in Duluth, Mankato, Saint Cloud and the Twin Cities. Help us make this year's Walk even bigger by adding 250 walkers at each location, making this the largest Stroke Walk ever.

Strides for Stroke will be taking place in Duluth, Makato, Saint Cloud and the Twin Cities in New Brighton. Online registration is open; click below to register today!

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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: March 23
Adjustment to Brain Injury: April 27

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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Classified Ad - Community on Canvas Mixer
Anderson Illustrations is hosting a Community on Canvas Mixer on Monday, April 3, at Lakes and Legends Brewery from 4 to 9 p.m., pulling together over 25 nonprofits, their supporters, volunteers and administration to network and share stories. Since the original Community on Canvas project in late 2015, these organizations have built bridges that positively impacted our community. The goal is to continue that impact while embracing collaboration. The night will include fun, food, music, conversation, stories and the opportunity to support every organization by helping to raise funds together. Afterwards all the profits will be split between the non profits. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. Tickets are available through eventbrite.com.

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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."

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