Brain Awareness Week

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Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

Organized by:
Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

30

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We moved our monthly meeting to a larger venue and gathered for dinner and a workshop on epilepsy and brain awareness. We played Neuro-Jeopardy and answered questions about epilepsy and the brain. Since we were in a more public area, some community members joined in and obtained new information about the brain.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Facebook was the most successful, but Twitter also brought some new traffic. This helped our activity get better attendance.

Resources

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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?

We have had more people attend our group since the Brain Awareness Week activity, and the information has been helpful for individuals who are becoming familiar with epilepsy for the first time.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Start as soon as possible, and have several people willing and able to assist.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I would love to see more disease/disorder specific information provided

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Audrey Autrey

Contact Phone:

5053215492

Contact Email:

audreysautrey@gmail.com

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