Help Us Promote Brain Injury Awareness Month!
Each year, March is recognized nationally as Brain Injury Awareness Month. The North Dakota Brain Injury Network
wants to partner with YOU to help promote brain injury awareness in your community.
Join us on March 26 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brain Injury Awareness Day is a great opportunity to share stories with state legislators and others about
how brain injury has affected you and your loved ones.
- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum will sign the Brain Injury Awareness Month proclamation.
- Cristabelle Braden, a national advocate for brain injury, will perform in Memorial Hall at noon. Braden’s
inspirational music has a message of confidence, identity, and survival.
- Check out the Unmasking Brain Injury project and other exhibits with brain injury information.
Join us March 26 for an evening of inspiration and awareness showcasing how advocates, Cristabelle
Braden and Amy Zellmer, are using their art to bring awareness to
brain injuries. Social will be held at HIT, Inc. and include tours of the
brain injury facility Dakota Alpha.
Not only can you help educate others through this, but you can share hope and inspiration with those in the
brain injury community.
Community events are great ways to get the general public involved and spread awareness about brain injury.
NDBIN would like to partner with you to help ensure your event’s success.
Invite community providers to set up booths to share information with community members who are interested
in seeking services in your area.
Host an informational event regarding brain injury. Invite local community members to discuss their
struggles after brain injury and answer questions other residents may have.
Host a Movie Screening
Suggestions include “The Crash Reel,” “The Rider,” “Concussion,” and “Every 21 Seconds.”
Plan an activity, such as “Bowling for Brains,” where the public can participate and pick up information on
Unmasking Brain Injury
Host a mask-making event or host the traveling mask exhibit. NDBIN has supplies for members in your
community to create masks that can be shared throughout the state and nationally. NDBIN’s traveling exhibit
includes display stands and more than 80 masks. Learn more
about the Unmasking project.
Host a Game Night
Card games, board games, and puzzles are valuable rehabilitation tools. Games can help with attention,
concentration, initiation, reasoning, and memory. Request a free NDBIN deck
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 2.5 million people sustain a TBI
each year. Of those individuals, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.4 million are treated and
released from an emergency department. Individuals who have sustained brain injuries are often misdiagnosed,
misunderstood, and under-funded.