The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is inviting brain injury advocates across the country to join us in recognizing #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The event takes place on Dec. 1, 2015.
More than 2.5 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year, and 1 million more experience strokes and other acquired brain injuries. At least 5.3 million Americans live with TBI-related disabilities.
BIAA is asking people to help us raise awareness about brain injury on #GivingTuesday by taking photos of themselves with their brain injury heroes -- people who are living with the effects of brain injury, family caregivers, advocates, or medical professionals -- and posting those pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #BrainInjuryHero.