March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

February 19, 2019 by  
Filed under Events, News

As part of our Brain Injury Awareness 2019 campaign, we are hosting awareness and prevention programs to help educate the community about brain injury, recovery and the need for prevention.

Did you know?

– Over 2.5 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year.

– 3 million Americans live with long-term disabilities as a result of brain injury and millions more suffer from the residual effects of less severe TBIs.

– A TBI can have lasting effects. These effects could include impaired memory, coordination, vision, hearing and emotional functioning.

Your support will help OP continue to offer life-changing programs and services that build cognitive skills, vocational skills, and self-esteem for individuals with brain injury.

  • Proclamation Day – March 1, 11:00 am at the Clubhouse. Mayor Dianne Thall-Eglow declares March as Brain Injury Awareness Month in Millburn Township.
  • Congressional Brain Injury Awareness Day – March 13. Wear Green today in support! Visit Rockn’ Joe Millburn and the Millburn Free Public Library. Pick up brain injury prevention flyers and meet OP members who are brain injury survivors.
  • The signature event, Healthy Brain – Healthy Me Day – March 27 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Clubhouse. An informative and fun-filled wellness day sponsored by and RWJBarnabas Health and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center focusing on healthy living, nutrition and tips to improve cognitive health.
  • Our most popular event, the Annual Blue Jean Day Program, takes place any day! Designate a day for employees to wear jeans or green for the cause, and be entered into our raffle
  • Kings Food Markets Benefit Shopping Week is March 24 to March 30. Shop at participating* Kings Food Markets Mention code ‘BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS’ and OP will receive 5% of the sales from your purchase (up to $2,500). *Participating stores: Short Hills, Montclair, Morristown, Chatham, and Maplewood
  • Investors Bank ATM Program – Look for the Brain Injury Awareness Message displayed at the Investors Bank Millburn ATM.

Purchase Raffle Tickets for a Chance to Win These Prizes: $10 per ticket or 3 for $20.

  • 3 NY Jets Luxury Suite Tickets to a 2019 Season Game†
  • 2 Paper Mill Playhouse Tickets ($150 value)*
  • 2 State Theatre New Jersey Tickets ($100 value)
  • 4 VIP Passes to Morey’s Piers Beachfront Waterfront Waterparks ($180 value) **
  • Massage Envy Facial Gift Certificate  ($100 value)
  • $100 La Pergola Restaurant Gift Certificate
  • Bhakti Barn Yoga 5 Class Card ($95 value)
  • Basket of Gift Cards from Salon La Mode, CVS and Bed Bath and Beyond ($69 value)
  • AAA Annual Membership ($60 value) ***
  • 4 Somerset Patriots Upper Box Tickets to a 2019 Season Game ($46 value)

To participate Click here, then select Brain Injury Awareness Month 2019

For more information email jlondon@opportunityproject.org or call 973-921-1000 x 105

Drawing is on May 1, 2019. Winners do not need to be present.

†NY Jets Game date TBD – Winner can choose from two dates offered (approx. $750 value)

*Paper Mill Tickets: (May 31st – July 1st – Weds or Thurs Evening at 7:30PM or Sunday at 7:00PM Performance)

** 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

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