Summer is quickly approaching, and it’s the ideal time to start enjoying the outdoors and participating in outside activities. An important community event held in Seattle recently was the 8th Annual Run, Walk, and Roll for Thought, organized by the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA).
Participation in the 8th Annual Walk, Run & Roll for Thought
At Russell & Hill, we understand the severity of brain injuries and strive to provide assistance to brain injury survivors and their family members. The event took place on April 22nd in Seattle’s Green Lake Community Center, with Russell & Hill as one of its main sponsors for the 2nd year in a row.
Our firm’s name partners, Jim Hill and Matt Russell, were also happy to show their support by participating in the fun run, which collected more than $54,000 in total donations. Partner Brandon Batchelor was also present at the event to support BIAWA’s mission and those suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The funds collected will be used to fulfill BIAWA’s vision and mission, which revolve around creating a better life for brain injury survivors and increasing awareness in order to prevent these accidents in the future.
What is BIAWA?
The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington was originally founded in 1982 as the Washington State Head Injury Foundation. Today, this foundation is determined to create a support system for people in Washington whose lives are affected by a brain injury.
BIAWA’s goal is to increase public knowledge and awareness, create an assistance network, and ultimately provide hope through direct help, education, and advocacy. A non-profit organization, BIAWA strives to prevent brain injury and provide help to those already affected by brain injuries through a series of different programs.
BIAWA looks to have a direct impact on the lives of brain injury survivors through its academic scholarship opportunities. These programs are designed to help survivors and people committed to making advancements in the field of brain injury acquire higher education degrees.
Outreach and Training for Brain Injury Educators
Companies, medical providers, professional educators, and other entities can receive free brain injury education as part of their outreach and training program, which has reached more than 27,000 individuals each year.
Brain Health and Wellness Classes
A big part of recovering from injury is taking control of your health and wellness. BIAWA provides health and wellness classes that are directed towards brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers in order to give them the tools they need to take ownership of their lives.
Social Engagement Opportunities
BIAWA also understands the importance of a social engagement, so they host regular events such as baseball games or different tours to provide a safe space so that individuals affected by brain injury may socialize.
Pediatric Resource Management
The pediatric resource management program gives children and their families the educational as well as the medical support they need to achieve their goals. At the same time, you can also receive help when gathering medical records or applying for government assistance.
Similarly to pediatric resource management, this allows brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers to receive help either in-person or over-the-phone. At the same time, resource managers will help you find the tools and information you need while connecting you to the support systems available in your community.
Brain Injury Resource Center in Washington
A toll-free service line designed to help brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers navigate all areas of the medical system, for instance, developing education plans or applying for social security benefits.
To learn more about BIAWA, visit biawa.org.
Advocates with Personal Experience
Our team at Russell & Hill, PLLC, are staunch advocates for the education of patients struggling with the symptoms of hypopituitarism following their TBI. Several of the team have had personal experiences with the effects of TBI, and are passionate about making sure everyone understands the need for endocrinological testing and treatment following a TBI.
Because of our experience with and knowledge of the effects of brain injuries, Russell & Hill, PLLC, is always ready to act on the behalf of individuals suffering from a brain injury. To learn more about how Russell & Hill, PLLC, stands up for brain injury survivors, contact us today.