Brain Awareness Week

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George Fox University

Organized by:
George Fox University

Participating Organizations:
1. We held our annual "Brain Brawl" competition. Participants (35) received a brain facts booklet and BAW items. 2. We did baseline concussion testing for middle school lacrosse teams. 3. We coordinated with the Senior Center to distribute information on the brain and healthy aging.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: concussion testing

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

115

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We held our annual "Brain Brawl" which is a team-based game show style trivia contest. Thirty-five students participated in the hour long event. Each participants received a brain facts booklet and BAW pencils and stickers. We also provided free baseline concussion testing for middle school lacrosse players. Thirty students were tested during this event. We coordinated with the local senior center to distributed information on the brain and healthy aging. Approximately 50 elderly we reached. This prompted the administrator of the senior center to discuss additional ways we can serve the seniors in the center on an ongoing basis.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Email seemed to work well with the parents of the middle school lacrosse players. In-person announcements seemed to work well with the college students for this event, although email and social media were used as well.

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:

  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets

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

  • New Fact Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

The event provides a context for additional outreach activities concerning the brain and pulls students into a larger awareness of brain related-activities.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Chris Koch

Contact Phone:

503-554-2744

Contact Email:

ckoch@georgefox.edu

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