Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association
Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Pinterest
Youtube
Instagram
Latest News
 
EventsAbout UsAbout Brain InjuryBrain Injury & SportsHelmetsNews & Information
Latest News

Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   June 23, 2017 07:39

For Immediate Release

 

As we enter graduation season, high school seniors across the country take an important step toward the realization of their dreams and career goals. 

Three years ago, when Hailey Harms escorted her friend Evan Wall as he achieved that rite of passage, life changing injury was not a part of their future plans.

Hailey was a competitive skater who hoped to make the national team and compete in the Olympics. Evan was a linebacker who won MVP his senior year and excelled in maths and sciences.

Three years later, due to unrelated brain injuries, their lives will never be the same.

Hailey sustained multiple skating-related concussions and was told she would never be able to skate again.

Evan was in a car accident that left him where he is today - working hard to regain control of his speech and mobility.

Two talented, ambitious teenagers from the same rural community sustained completely separate brain injuries that changed the course of their lives forever. Brain injury can happen to anyone.

Evan and Hailey’s stories are featured in a four-part video mini-series for Brain Injury Awareness Month being released nationally on social media over the next two weeks under the hashtags #BIAM17 and #thisisthefaceofbraininjury.

The video mini-series can be viewed at www.sbia.ca

Brain injury is the NUMBER ONE cause of death and disability WORLDWIDE among children, youth and those under age 44.  Close to one and a half million Canadians live with the consequences of brain injury everyday. 

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association is a charitable organization that strives to prevent brain injuries and to improve the lives of survivors and their families.   Visit www.sbia.ca for more.

 

- 30 ­-

 

Contact: Glenda James at 306.692.7242 |1.888.373.1555 | email info_sbia@sasktel.net

 

Brain Injury Awareness Month                
  
POWERED BY 

 

2017 BIAM SBIA VIDEO news RELEASE.pdf (221.28 kb)

BrainLove - Media Release

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   February 13, 2014 11:03

For Immediate Release

A new kind of love is in the air, but the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) isn’t talking about romantic love.  

BrainLove is a partnership between the provincial organization and the Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association (SRPA) to encourage the public to learn about the brain and make the health and safety of their brains a priority during Brain Awareness Month in March.

“You have only one brain and it controls ALL of the body’s functions.  Keeping it safe and healthy should be of utmost importance to everyone” says Glenda James, SBIA Executive Director.  A healthy brain begins with healthy choices at play, at work and in social activities.  

The two provincial organizations are teaming up with the BrainLove campaign not only to raise awareness, but also funds for educational programs.  Glenda James, Executive Director of SBIA and Sandi Lougheed, President of the SRPA formalized the partnership recently with a contract signing and photo opportunity at the annual gathering of the Elks and Royal Purple in Saskatoon.

“Royal Purple has a long history of raising funds for educational purposes and we are thankful to be joining SBIA in our mission to educate,” said Sandi Lougheed, President of the Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association.

Beginning March 3, participating businesses around the province will be collecting donations on behalf of SBIA and SRPA. For a donation of $1 or more, customers will receive a BrainLove sticker.

The funds raised by the BrainLove Campaign are used to support those living with brain injuries and their families; as well as supporting prevention programs with the goal of reducing the incidence of brain injury. 

BrainLove kicks off a busy season of activity for SBIA with the annual Spring Retreat for survivors and families at the end of March, followed by the annual BHP Billiton Brain Blitz Gala presented by Worksafe Saskatchewan on May 3 at TCU Place which features Matt Dunigan as the keynote speaker.  Tickets are $150 and available at www.sbia.ca/brain-blitz.aspx    

 

-30-

For more information: www.sbia.ca

Contact: Glenda James | Phone:  (306) 373-1555 | Email: info_sbia@sasktel.net 


Download Release: BrainLove media release_forreleasse.pdf (475.57 kb)

Tags: , , ,

News | Support the Cause

BrainLove Launch!

posted by SK Brain Injury    |   January 27, 2014 10:27

The BrainLove Campaign is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association and the Saskatchewan Royal Purple Association to raise awareness about brain injuries, encourage brain health, and raise funds for ongoing education and prevention programs, as well as support for brain injury survivors and their families.

For Brain Awareness Month in March, we will be collecting donations at your local businesses - a $1 donation can be added to your bill and in return you will receive a BrainLove sticker!

 

You will be able to donate $1 at participating businesses beginning March 3, 2014.