Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The main objective of NeuroFun Initiative is to raise the awareness of the public of different age groups towards the significance of the brain and the different neurological disorders. Part of the Rocklin Maker Faire, we held a booth that had all sorts of activities for different age groups starting from the age of 4 till 99! We had trivia questions, making neurons using pipe-cleaners, creating brains using brain mold and play dough, brochures for high school students and adults that educate them about the brain and neurological disorders. We also focused on how to act when we suspect a stroke. Besides holding this public health event, we created educational videos about different neurological disorders. We created a facebook page (@CHSNeuroFun or the link: https://www.facebook.com/CHSNeuroFun/?modal=admin_todo_tour). The main goal behind this page is to give access to the public to know more about different neurological disorders through posting short videos every couple of days.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- BAW Pencils
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The materials provided by BAW whether booklets, brochures or small gifts (brain erasers and pencils) helped attract a lot of people to the educational booth. We are pretty sure that those who took the booklets and other educational materials benefited a lot from reading it. We also studied the educational materials provided by BAW to explain it to the booth visitors.
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