Brain Injury Awareness Day in Tallahassee - February 22, 2011

NFLBrain Injury Association of Florida Launches “Mind Your Brain Campaign”
More Access & Support Sought for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
New Resource Center, Sports Concussion Legislation Highlighted

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida’s 100,000 annual survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury and their families have quicker access to assistance than ever before through a new statewide database of community services tailored to meet their needs, Brain Injury Association of Florida announced today.

The Traumatic Brain Injury Resource & Support Center is designed to give Floridians who have experienced brain injuries one-stop access to a vast network of information and services – as well as education and advocacy – through a web-based portal (www.byyourside.org) and toll-free helpline (1-800-992-3442).

The Center – along with proposed legislation aimed at reducing sports-related concussions among youth athletes – is part of Brain Injury Association’s kickoff of a statewide “Mind Your Brain Campaign…Because it Matters.” The campaign will raise public awareness about Traumatic brain Injury (TBI) and the need for more support of prevention, early intervention and treatment efforts. 

Read the entire press release

See photos from the 2/22/11 event below:

2-22-11 BIAF Press Conference
Valerie Breen, President & CEO, speaking
Brain Injury Association of Florida
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Kenneth Edmonds, NFL (Director of Government Relations & Public Policy), speaking
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Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami), speaking

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David Goldstein, 16 year old soccer player, speaking

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Representative Ronald "Doc" Renuart

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Lawrence Dawsey, Rep. Renuart, Tamara Young, Nat Moore, Kenneth Edmonds

 

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Nat Moore (Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl Receiver, Current Vice-President of the Dolphins)

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