June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada.
To raise awareness of the causes and impact of brain injuries, organizations throughout British Columbia are hosting events and fundraising activities, including:
- Brain Injury Film Festival
- Wheel, Walk, Run for Brain Injury Awareness
- Adopt a Family 2013 Bake Sale
Brain Injury Film Festival
Throughout the month of June, the Fraser Health Authority will host the second Biennial Brain Injury Film Festival (BIFF). The focus of the festival is on life after brain injury.
When: June 4, 13, 18 and 25. Films start at 7pm and are followed by a moderated Q&A.
- Tuesday, June 4th – Brain Injury Dialogues
- Thursday, June 13th – Peace Warrior
- Tuesday, June 18th – Head Games
- Tuesday, June 25th – Untold Desires and (Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored
Admission is free!
Check out the BIFF Facebook page for more event details and updates.
Wheel, Walk, Run, for Brain Injury Awareness
On Saturday, June 15th, Cheshire Homes Society of BC will be hosting a 5 km and 1 km wheel, walk, and run event in support of Brain Injury Awareness Month. Cheshire Homes Society of BC provides support to survivors of acquired brain injuries.
When: Saturday, June 15th, 2013, start time 11am
Where: Start and finish at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park, Vancouver
At the finish line there will be entertainment, guest speakers and information on the impact of acquired brain injuries.
Register online by donation or at the event (suggested donation $10.00)
Adopt a Family 2013 Bake Sale
On Wednesday, June 19th, JR Rehab Services with the help of Webster & Associates and social workers from VGH, will be hosting a bake sale at the Creekside Community Centre. All funds raised will go towards providing Christmas presents, clothing and food to families affected by brain injury. The families selected do not have legal compensation and are relying on scarce public resources.
When: 7.30 – 9.30am, Wednesday, June 19th
Stop by and grab a treat for a great cause!