The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association’s 2013 Brain Boogie… Positive Steps in Motion will be held on Wed., Sept. 4 in Yorkton and in four other Saskatchewan cities in September.
The event will be City Centre Park
with registration beginning at 3:00 p.m. The walk will start at 4:00 p.m., with a BBQ to follow. A Zumba Instructor will lead walkers in stretches prior to walking.
Come out to support brain injury survivors in our community!
Brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of children, youth and those under 44. They can result from common every day events, and affect one’s life in a dramatic way with significant changes to personality, abilities and mobility. Currently, the only cure for brain injury is prevention!
Acquired Brain Injuries often result from a blow to the head or spinning forces on the brain caused by:
• Automobile – ATV –Pedestrian -Bicycle accidents
• Sports and work related accidents
• Slips and falls
It can also be caused by a disruption of oxygen flow to the brain caused by conditions such as:
• Strokes – Cardiac Arrest - Near Drowning - Anoxia - Aneurysm - Meningitis
• Drug/Alcohol abuse
Each year, more than 2,000 people acquire a brain injury in Saskatchewan. A brain injury can have lifelong effects, not only for the survivor but also for the family. Money raised goes towards local programs, education and prevention, and annual events for brain injury survivors and their families.
For further information, please contact the Yorkton Brain Boogie Coordinator, Lynette Strom, via email abinj...@sasktel.net or by phone 306.621.3744.