Join us and attend the upcoming Arkansas Brain Injury Global Picnic. Many people closely associated with brain injury have come together to assist in the organization of a ‘Global Picnic,’ to be held world-wide on Saturday 30th June 2012. Annie Ricketts is the creator and founder of the effort and we are encouraging everyone to participate by being involved in the biggest coordinated gathering of traumatic brain injury survivors the world has ever seen on a single day. For too long brain injury has been known as ‘The Silent Epidemic.’ For too long brain injury has been called ‘The Hidden Disability.’ But No More! With your help we can make this picnic a success!
It is estimated that there are one BILLION people on this planet living with some kind of brain injury. Many of these are managing alone without help. Many have become bankrupt and are living on the streets. What would happen to this number if we added on their care givers and medical professionals…?
We want every single brain injury association / foundation / charity /non-profit organization, and every single individual touched by brain injury, across the world, to come together in parks, sports fields, church halls,community centers, back yards and everywhere else people can think of with one shared goal – to raise awareness about the common issues surrounding brain injury. We need people and organizations to come back to us confirming that they will organize a picnic.
HERE ARE THE SPECIFICS:
DATE: Saturday, June 30, 2012
PLACE: 1000 South Main Street Little Rock, AR 72201
TIME: Food is being served starting at 12:00.
Please RSVP through facebook, phone (800-444-6443), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org
This picnic is not only a fundraiser, but an opportunity to learn and understand more about brain injury and what it takes to live in the "now what" phase. In addition to the delicious food, games, raffles, and fun - there will be information tables and a chance to mingle with fellow survivors and start new friendships.
Money raised from this event will be used to support our education programs throughout the state. This event is free but donations are appreciated.