Brain Injury Awareness Month

Welcome to Brain Injury Awareness month here at Toronto Brain Injury Blog.

This month we’ll be sharing highlights from two of our events – The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST)/Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) Mix & Mingle on June 14th and our Brainstock event June 20th.

We have plenty to look forward to at both events. The Mix & Mingle at the Steam Whistle Brewery downtown is a chance to celebrate the members who work alongside BIST, while raising awareness about acquired brain injury as well as funds to support our ongoing services and programs.

At Brainstock, our annual Brain Injury Awareness Month event, ETalk host and BIST 5K run participant Ben Mulroney will be the special guest at Nathan Phillips Square, where we’ll also have live music and performers.

These are all part of our efforts to raise awareness about the ‘invisible disability’ that is acquired brain injury. Nearly half-a-million Ontarians are living with the effects of ABI but it is not always obvious who they are.

Imants Leitis, the founder of BrainInjuryForum, will address this issue in his piece for the blog this month. Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook or subscribe to the blog to stay up-to-date on these articles and more.

Matthew Chung
BIST member and Blog editor

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