SPARKS –– The second of two Nevada fundraising walks in support of the Brain Injury Association of Nevada (BIAN) takes place today at the Sparks Marina, check-in beginning at 9:00 a.m, where Mayor Geno Martini will present BIAN with a Proclamation. The First Annual Statewide Walk for Thought will raise critical funds to provide resources and programs to thousands of Nevadans that live with a brain injury.
“Although there has been recent media attention to brain injury, it remains underfunded, poorly understood and misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, despite the fact that brain injury affects more people than breast cancer, colon cancer and HIV/AIDs,” said Teresa Morros, Chairperson of BIAN Walk for Thought. “Brain Injury is a very real and complex medical condition that creates the need for long term or even life-long assistance, which is why we need as much support as possible.
BIAN does not receive any federal or state funding. This organization relies solely on donations. Individuals and teams of family members, co-workers, students and friends are encouraged to raise funds to help carry out BIAN’s mission. All donations are tax deductible.
The walk is one to two miles and participants walk at their own pace. There will be music, food and a raffle at the event. Exhibitors will provide information on brain injury and other resources. Registration for adults is $25, students K-12 or person with brain injury are $15 and children younger than five are free. Paid registration includes a Walk for Thought T-shirt.
For more information on BIAN or the Walk for Thought visit www.bianv.org.