Get Your Limited-Edition Derek Lam T-Shirt in Support of Brain Injury Awareness Month Here!
Brain Injury Awareness Month 2012
Brain Injury: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone
Brain Injuries do not discriminate
After a successful showing of his Spring 2012 collection on the runways of New York Fashion Week, celebrated designer Derek Lam unveiled his latest creation, a limited edition t-shirt for Brain Injury Awareness Month. The shirt will be on sale throughout March with all profits supporting programs for people with brain injuries at Opportunity Project in Millburn, N.J.
The shirt was created as a unique partnership between Derek Lam, Brain Injury Association of America, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey and Opportunity Project bringing the Brain Injury community together in support of March’s activities.
Carol Albanese, Executive Director of Opportunity Project, praised Lam for his efforts to support Brain Injury Awareness. “Brain injury can happen to anyone, any time and at any age. We’re thrilled that Derek is supportive of our cause and donated his time to design this beautiful shirt to increase awareness of this critical health issue.”
“So many people are affected with a brain injury, yet as an invisible condition, few people in this country understand the affliction. I designed this t-shirt with the hope that more people gain an awareness and understanding of this condition and find ways where they can help,” said Derek Lam.
Every year, over 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury, leading to permanent disability in many cases. Brain Injury Awareness Month was created to acknowledge the causes and consequences of brain injury and the need for greater prevention, research, education, and advocacy on behalf of individuals who sustain a life-changing brain injury.
About Opportunity Project:
Since 1994, Opportunity Project has provided services to over 500 people with brain injury and their families. The Opportunity Project Clubhouse is a unique program created by and for adults with brain injuries who are seeking the “next step” in their journey of recovery. The Clubhouse provides an environment of support, challenge and choices that create independence and productivity in our members. The ultimate goal is full integration back into family, work and community after a person sustains a brain injury. For more information, visit their website at www.opportunityproject.org.
About Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America is the voice of brain injury. Through advocacy, education and research, BIAA and its nationwide network of chartered state affiliates bring help, hope and healing to the millions of Americans who have a lifelong disability because of brain injury, as well as their families and the professionals who serve them. For more information, go to www.biausa.org , or call the National Brain Injury Information Center at 1-800-444-6443.
About Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey is a non-profit organization that brings together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury. For more information to www.bianj.org or call (732) 745-0200.