By: Allan M. Siegel
Today the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is hosting Brain Injury
Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with
the Brain Injury Awareness Fair in the Cannon Caucus Room. The fair will
feature over 50 exhibitors, including the National Association of State
Head Injury Administrators and the National Disability Rights Network,
who along with many others are each making great contributions to the field of
brain injury research and helping to bring awareness to the numerous issues surrounding
brain injuries. At 2:30 p.m. a Congressional Briefing will begin where
members of the BIAA will present a briefing entitled, “It’s not
Just a Concussion,” in the Capitol Visitors Center. To wrap up this important day the
BIAA will host the Reception Celebrating Brain Injury awareness Month
at 5:00 p.m. at the Rayburn House.
Joseph Cammarata, one of the founders of the Brain Injury Association of D.C., will join
members of the House of Representatives Bill Pascrell and Thomas Rooney,
who are Co-Chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, to participate
in this momentous event. Tragically, a brain injury can affect nearly
every aspect of a person’s life including long-term physical, cognitive,
emotional, and social effects.
The BIAA states that their year-round goal “is to help advance brain
injury prevention, research, treatment, and education and to improve the
quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through
advocacy, we bring help, hope, and healing to millions of individuals
living with brain injury, their families, and the professionals who serve
them.” Today members of the BIAA will push forward in this goal
while in the national spotlight of Capitol Hill.
Ira Sherman is on the Board of Directors of the BIAA, and our law firm is proud to
support this cause and organization. Please check out biausa.org to see
how you can help and
use #NotAloneinBrainInjury to show your support of the millions of Americans currently suffering from brain injuries.