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.
July 15, 2013 11:25
The latest edition of Connections is ready for you! Inside this issue, you can catch up on past events including reports from the Brain Blitz, Camp, and Brain Injury Awareness Month.
You will also be able to learn about upcoming events, including the Brain Boogie, which is sure to be a blast!
Big shout-out to our Brain Blitz sponsors, and our long-term partners. They are featured on Page 7 of the newsletter. Without them our prevention and education work would not be possible.
Download the full newsletter
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March 29, 2012 16:29
With Spring and Summer fast approaching, we are sharing some tips to keep you and your children safe.
PREVENTION is the only known cure for brain injury!
Brain Injury Association of Michigan President shares how to help protect children from harm by following these selected seasonal safety facts from the Brain Injury Association of America’s seasonal brochures:
- Bicycle incidents are most likely to occur within five blocks of home. Teach by example. A bicycle helmet is a necessity not an accessory.
- Baseball has the least amount of safety equipment required of any youth sport. Check that your child’s baseball helmet meets standards of the national Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.
- Falls are the most common cause of playground injuries. Check the surface under playground equipment. Avoid asphalt concrete, grass and soil surfaces. Look for surfaces with shredded mulch, pea gravel, crushed stone and other loose surfaces.
- Two-thirds of all-terrain vehicle accidents have involved children under 16 years old. Model safe behavior by always wearing helmets with face protection and protective clothing.
- Brain injuries occur when skaters fall and hit their heads on the pavement. Wear a helmet for protection against falls.
- Brain injury is the leading cause of death among children hit by cars. Always stop at the curb or edge of the road; never run into the street.
- Most children who survive drowning are found within two minutes of being under water; most who die are found after 10 minutes or longer. Always supervise your child around water.
- Alcohol use is a leading factor in boating incidents and deaths. Stop your child from riding in a boat with anyone who has been drinking alcohol.
- A bicyclist who is wearing a helmet is less likely to die, be seriously injured or become disabled if hit by a car. Buy a helmet that meets the safety standards of ANSI , Snell or ASTM. Tighten chin strap to keep helmets from slipping forward or backward. Only two fingers should fit under the chin strap Place the helmet directly over the forehead.
- Screens are designed to keep out bugs, not to keep in children. Install child safety window guards
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