Advocate for Concussion Awareness
National Concussion Awareness Day
For the fourth year, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is collaborating with a New England advocate to educate the public about the impact of concussion. Brooke Mills, founder of lessentheimpact.org, came to acclaim in 2016 for launching the first-ever National Concussion Awareness Day.
Join Us for #NationalConcussionAwarenessDay!
Join Brooke in spreading the word on National Concussion Awareness Day. If you have suffered a concussion, or know someone who has, please share your story on social media on September 20th and use #NationalConcussionAwarenessDay. You may donate to the Brain Injury Association of America in support of Brooke’s goal by clicking here.
The Brain Injury Association of America has been working with Senate and House staff to honor National Concussion Awareness Day, which is this Friday, September 20.
This year, TBI Task Force Co-Chairs Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) will be introducing a House resolution, attached, to recognize this day and to help raise awareness of the serious risks posed by concussion. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will introduce the Senate version. BIAA is recognized in the resolution.
Please contact your elected officials, both representatives and senators, to cosponsor the resolution. Visit https://senate.gov to find your senators and https://www.house.gov/ to find your representatives. Please complete this by COB Wednesday as the resolution will be introduced on Thursday of this week.