Jim Braude (WGBH and NECN), Margery Eagan (WGBH and the Herald) and Robin Young (NPR), our honorary co-chairs, invite you to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts on October 9, 2013 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston. The festivities will begin with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. in the Atrium offering sweeping views of the Boston Harbor, followed by the awards presentation, live auction, and entertainment at 7 p.m. Our emcee is Mary Blake, a courageous survivor of brain injury, and an award-winning reporter and anchor at WBZ News Radio. Guest admission is $125 per person. A photo I.D. is required for admission.
Our celebration will honor four outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of brain injury. In 1980, Marilyn Price Spivack, the Neurotrauma Rehabilitation Outreach Coordinator at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, founded the Brain Injury Association of America and Inta Hall was a co-founder of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association, now BIA-MA. These two extraordinary women will be recognized with the Founder’s Award for creating these organizations that were the first of their kind and remain national leaders. State Senator Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) will be recognized with the Legislative Advocacy Award for her support of public policy efforts to improve the lives of survivors, and the Compassionate Care Award will be given to Dr. Douglas I. Katz, Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital in Massachusetts for more than 25 years.
You, our supporters, our constituents, friends and fellow advocates for brain injury survivors, are invited and more than welcome to celebrate with us–this momentous occasion. If you are a survivor and are looking for accommodations, we have them! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can participate in our 30th Anniversary: Celebrate the Journey event in three ways! You can sponsor the event, attend the event, and put a two-line message or full-color advertisement in the evening’s program book. Celebrate a loved one who lives with brain injury, a caregiver or friend who has been instrumental in your recovery and rehabilitation, or a professional who has kept you motivated by placing an ad or message in the event program book by clicking here.
For more information, visit our website and see how the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Is Celebrating the Journey of 30 years of serving survivors of brain injury, their caregivers and family members and professionals in the field.