Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Open House
- Other: Brain Awareness Educational program
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Worked with my workplace, who agreed to offer a formal education class for employees on Brain Awareness to enter a brain themed raffle. Offered literature to patients and professionals during the week, and participated in International Purple Day a week later to keep Brain Awareness Week going at one site with 15 people wearing purple for a site picture.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Truth or Myth Flash Cards
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About the Brain Booklet
- More Mindbogglers! Booklet
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Successful Aging & Your Brain Booklet
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
- Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Engaged a new community agency in brain awareness and they took that to their patients, who have had more specific questions and we were able to give them more resources on their journey.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Starting early is best, especially when getting the larger organization involved.
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