Brain Awareness Week

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Trident Head Injury Support Group

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Trident Head Injury Support Group

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

one

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: awareness walk

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • Other: general public

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We held the LOWCOUNTRY BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS WALK during the 2nd Sunday on King Street (Charleston, SC) on March 10, 2017. It was a very cold and rainy day, so our turn out of support group members was small - about a dozen. The weather kept the numbers down as to the people coming out to participate in 2nd Sunday events. We were able to wear our distinctive t-shirts and hand out business cards as we walked up and down King St. We definitely achieved our goal of making head injury awareness more prominent in peoples minds.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Posters around town and word of mouth by the support group.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media is the best way to reach people and we have found it the best way to publicize our events.

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW participation has made our awareness event very successful. Unfortunately I have not used enough of what you have available for us to use.

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

Always choose a back up date in case of rain.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I do not use Facebook. We have a younger member of our support group who keeps a Facebook page and a LinkedIn page up to date. Our president has created a website for us, www.thisg.net and keeps it up to date.

Contact Information

BAW Website:

n/a

Contact Name:

Marsha Mikell

Contact Phone:

843-881-1214

Contact Email:

mjmikell@live.com

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