5.3 million Americans currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
In March, Hoffman Auto Group focuses efforts on Brain Injury Awareness Month by dressing all of our vehicles in purple ribbons and donating a portion of our sales of all new and pre-owned vehicles to the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. Hoffman supports organizations that improve the lives of our families, friends, and customers in the communities where we live and work, and we encourage everyone to learn more about BIAC and Brain Injury Awareness Month.
During this month, BIAC focuses on awareness and prevention of brain injury through community outreach. BIAC promotes its mission within schools by talking about concussion and brain injury prevention. For over 30 years, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut has been Connecticut’s resource for brain injury education, awareness, resources, and support. The organization’s primary objective is to support those with brain injuries, their families and caregivers, and brain injury professionals while increasing awareness of brain injury and its prevention.
Based in Windsor, CT, BIAC is Connecticut’s partner in brain injury prevention and recovery, providing individual consultation and resources through their HelpLine. BIAC leads support groups and holds social events to raise funds, awareness, and support. They also provide outreach and education to spread awareness about traumatic brain injuries and work as an advocate to pass legislature.
“Without the services that BIAC provides, I would be closed up in a closet…I would be quite isolated.”
BIAC relies on volunteers and donations to achieve their goals. With only eight members on staff, volunteers make a tremendous difference. Volunteers of BIAC assist with all social events, fundraisers and health fairs. There are plenty of flexible volunteer positions available. As a small organization, even the smallest gestures have a big impact. For a full list of opportunities, click here.
Every year, BIAC holds the Tour of Lights Bike-a-Thon, which was started in honor of Joe Damon. The ride starts in Groton, CT and ends in Westerly, RI. Last year there were over 70 riders and this year the Bike-a-Thon will be held on May 7th. For all of you golf enthusiasts, another annual event is BIAC Golf for Thought Golf Tournament at Wintonbury Hills Golf Club in Bloomfield. Mark your calendar for June 17 and be sure to register early. For a full list of events, click here.
In CT alone, there are approximately 22,000 deaths, emergency department visits and hospitalizations that result from traumatic brain injury each year.
To learn about the facts of brain injury causes and prevention today, visit the BIACT’s helpful resources. There are many resources available on BIAC’s website, including HelpLine, which connects callers to a Certified Brain Injury Specialist who provides individual support and guidance. Don’t forget to visit their GoFundMe page as well.
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