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March 16, 2016: Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill

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.Brain Injury Awareness Day

Partner 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 to see how you can help and use #NotAloneinBrainInjury to show your support of the millions of Americans currently suffering from brain injuries.