Brain Awareness Week

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Luncheon Pilot Club of Chesapeake

Organized by:
Luncheon Pilot Club of Chesapeake

Participating Organizations:
On March 10th, the Luncheon Pilot Club of Chesapeake (VA) held an event to celebrate BAW. Our guest speaker was Diane Pettway, an associate professor in the Emergency Medical Service Program at Tidewater Community College. She gave an informative power-point presentation on "Understanding Stroke" and provided brochures. Marty Smith, president of LPCC, conducted break-out sessions on brain booster activities. Pamphlets from Dana Alliance were provided. Event was covered by local newspaper.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

one

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Event: Understanding Stroke and Learning Brain Boosters Objective: To increase awareness of stroke To learn ways to boost brain functions. Met goals: The Virginian-Pilot Newspaper, Norfolk, VA reported on highlights of the event which reached a wide audience.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

announcement at a ladies bible study class

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

All were successful; however, there were other conflicting events on date of this event which I was not aware of prior to scheduling my event.

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 Brain Research

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Staying Sharp: Memory and Aging
  • Learning as we Age
  • Later-life Brain Disorders (These were matereials left over from last year).

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Awareness!! Most people in the audience were age 40 and older. Some are care-givers. 2 new members have joined our club because of news event. This event, along with other initiatives, supports the tenets of Pilot International.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Marty Smith

Contact Phone:

757-421-0754

Contact Email:

martycsmith@aol.com

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