Headway Participates in Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill

 

On Wednesday March 22nd, Headway participated in Brain Injury Awareness day on Capitol Hill.  The event was organized by the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force to raise awareness and educate our public officials about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). 

Above, Renberg with Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-D) who heads the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and hosted the day's events.

Above, Renberg with Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-D) who heads the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and hosted the day's events.

The day started off with an awareness fair featuring a number of Brain Injury organizations. Sarah Renberg served as Headway's representative and promoted its educational and awareness initiatives. There was also a brief by a panel of leaders in the field and an evening reception held for networking purposes.

Above, Renberg chatting with Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-R) about Headway's unique. athlete to athlete, concussion awareness dialogue.

Above, Renberg chatting with Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-R) about Headway's unique. athlete to athlete, concussion awareness dialogue.

This week, the Brain Injury Task Force urged full funding for the National Institute of Health's (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

The request for funding builds on the strong bipartisan effort to improve our understanding of the brain, which includes finding answers for TBI and concussion. Murphy and Pascrell are leaders on this subject and it was an honor to meet them.

 
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