More than 4,000 Minnesotans are hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury each year. Major causes of brain injury include motor vehicle collisions, falls, assaults and shaken baby syndrome, as well as acquired brain injuries due to, strokes, near-drowning, heart failure, and aneurysms. Brain injuries have lasting, life-changing consequences and often require ongoing rehabilitation.
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is here to help people navigate life after brain injury. For those who live and work with disabilities resulting from brain injury, the Alliance acts as a critical resource center. Whether assisting with finding a new place to live, connecting them with medical services, or providing training to the professionals who support them, the Alliance provides an array of support services.
Join us on Saturday, September 16 at the Miller Hill Mall in Duluth, Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton or Virtually online for this year’s Walk for Thought! Originally started in 2002, more than 24,800 Walkers have registered for the Walk for Thought and over $1,500,000 in donations and sponsorships have been raised.
Why Walk for Thought?
Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere anytime. The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is here to provide help, hope and a voice to the 100,000 Minnesotans living with a disability due to brain injury and their loved ones. Funds raised at the Walk for Thought help ensure that Minnesotan’s affected by brain injury can connect to critical support services.