March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

February 10, 2018 by  
Filed under Events, News

 

As part of our Brain Injury Awareness 2018 campaign in March, we are holding awareness and prevention programs to educate the community about brain injury, recovery and the need for prevention.

Our goal at The Clubhouse is to help our members who are brain injury survivors get to the next step in their journey to recovery so that they can attain their full potential.

Did you know?

• As many as 1.7 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year.
• The leading causes of TBI are falls, traffic accidents and blunt trauma.
• The annual cost of TBI to society exceeds $77 billion.

 

The only cure for brain injury is PREVENTION. Please help us spread the word and join us for our Brain Injury Awareness 2018 EVENTS!

  • Proclamation Day, Thursday March 1, 2018, 11:00am at the Opportunity Project Clubhouse. Join us as Mayor Cheryl H. Burstein declares March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Millburn Township.
  • Congressional Brain Injury Awareness Day – Tuesday March 20. We will be at the Millburn Free Public Library from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Wear Green! It is the official Brain Injury Awareness color. The Members and staff of Opportunity Project will be wearing green to support Brain Injury Awareness all day. Stop by our table at the Millburn Free Public Library.   Say hello to our members who are brain injury survivors and pick up some free giveaways.
  • Healthy Brain – Healthy Me Day – Tuesday March 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Opportunity Project Clubhouse in Millburn, NJ
    A wellness Day sponsored by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health that will benefit everyone interested in boosting brain health and well-being.  The day features a yoga class by Bhakti Barn Yoga Studio, food samplings by Opportunity Project’s Nutrition Unit , wellness discussions by local professionals,  free giveaways, and more!
  • Blue Jean Day takes place any day you choose! BlueJean Day is a simple and fun way for companies to promote brain injury awareness and raise funds for Opportunity Project at the same time by designating a day for employees to wear jeans or wear green for the cause. Participating employees will receive a raffle ticket for each $10 contribution or 3 tickets for $20 for a chance(s) to win the prizes listed below. Our Speakers Bureau is available to visit your business, school or community and give a presentation about brain injury awareness and prevention.
  • Battle of the Badges Cook-off – The Millburn Firefighters vs. The Millburn Police Officers – Friday April 27, 2018  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This family friendly event sponsored by US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth and Bank of America Merrill Lynch features a dinner buffet, entertainment, door prizes and more at the Millburn Fire Department. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here on our Website select Brain Injury Awareness, then Cook-off  to register. Or contact Julie London at contact information below.

PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS for a chance to WIN THESE PRIZES below. Tickets are $10 for 1 or $20 for 3 on our website: Click here on our Website select Brain Injury Awareness, then raffle tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at one of our Brain Injury Events above.

  • 3 NY Jets Luxury Suite Tickets to a 2018 Season Game *Date TBD & restrictions apply – see below*
  • 2 Paper Mill Playhouse Tickets to Halftime (May 31st – July 1st – Weds or Thurs Evening at 7:30PM or Sunday at 7:00PM Performance)
  • 4 VIP Passes to Morey’s Piers Beachfront Waterfront Waterparks ($180 value) ** see details below
  • Massage Envy Gift Certificate for 60-Minute Session plus Essential Oils Gift Pack ($75 value)
  • $100 La Pergola Restaurant Gift Certificate
  • Bhakti Barn Yoga 5 Class Card ($95 value)
  • Basket of Gift Cards from Salon La Mode, Harmon and Bed Bath and Beyond ($69 value)
  • AAA Annual Membership ($60 value) *** see restrictions below
  • Beauty Basket ($175 value)
  • Beauty Basket ($75 value)
  • 4 Somerset Patriots Upper Box Tickets to a 2018 Season Game ($46 value)

*NY Jets Games  Date TBD – Winner can choose from several dates offered (approx. $750 value)

** Morey’s Piers Tickets include all day admission to either Raging Waters or Ocean Oasis WaterParks

***AAA Basic membership valid only for individuals who live or work in in Morris, Union and Essex counties. $60 Value

STAY UPDATED:
Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay updated on our Brain Injury Awareness 2018 Activities & Announcements.

SIGN UP TODAY AS A SPONSOR OR TO REGISTER FOR AN EVENT:
Click here on our website then select “Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Email Julie London, Development Coordinator at jlondon@opportunityproject.org or call 973-921-1000, x 105.

 

 

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