Did you know March is brain injury awareness month?
Brain injuries are surprisingly common in America. In 2020 alone, 3.5 million Americans are expected to suffer from brain injuries.
Yet, few people are actually properly diagnosed, making brain injury awareness month crucial.
Every year, people around the nation hold events that help teach the public about brain injuries and bring people with brain injuries together.
Want to get involved?
Here are some of the events you can look forward to next March.
Hosted by the Love Your Brain Foundation, MindfulMarch is an enormous fundraising campaign that spans multiple events.
MindfulMarch empowers Love Your Brain’s supporters to raise funds for the organization. It encourages them to host in-person or virtual classes, most of which take place in March.
The beauty of these classes is that they can be centered around just around anything that promotes good brain health. Some people host yoga classes, and others hike, do pilates, or rock climb.
MindfulMarch also encourages mindfulness, and the Love Your Brain Foundation hosts an annual 31-day meditation challenge.
Brain Injury Association of America
Each March, the Brain Injury Association of America hosts a campaign in order to raise awareness about brain injury.
This past year, the theme of the campaign was Change Your Mind. It had 2 main objectives: educate the American public about brain injuries and further their reach by encouraging participation.
People with brain injuries and their allies could join the campaign via social media, either interacting with posts or using a profile photo frame.
Community Walks and Runs for Brain Injury Awareness Month
Want to do something physical to for brain injury awareness and support a brain injury charity?
Participate in a community walk or run!
Several U.S. states and cities host annual March host walks and runs to promote brain injury awareness. In some cases, they also raise money for charities helping people with brain injuries.
If there’s no walk or run in your city, or if you’re concerned about the possibility of COVID-19 next March, you can always do one on your own to raise money.
Get Involved at Your Local Health Center
This is perfect if you want to be involved in helping people with brain injuries. Find out which locations near you serve people who have suffered brain injuries and volunteer!
This allows you to meet the practical needs of your local health center while supporting people with brain injuries as they go about their lives!
You can also do this all-year-round. So, if you’re not reading this in March, get in touch with your local health center today!
Want to Hear Amazing Stories of People Changing the World?
If you’re interested in getting involved in brain injury awareness month, chances are, you admire people who are trying to make a difference.
The world can be incredibly dark sometimes. The news tends to magnify the darkness until all we hear about are hopeless things.