BIAK BRAIN WALK 2020
IT'S BRAIN WALK TIME!
Join us Saturday September 19th for a breath of fresh air with the your fellow team members!
We are raising money for a special cause, near and dear to us all.
To keep everyone safe, we will have staggered start times every 30 minutes for every 4-5 teams beginning at 8:00am. Please check your email for your scheduled time.
We will have a live DJ, an interactive walking trail, and snack packs.
Drive through T-shirt Pick Up will happen the week of the walk at the BIAK Office. (Thursday
September 17, 2020 from 4:30-6:30pm)
COVID-19 Friendly Brain Walk Guidelines
GROUPS OF 50 MAXIMUM
BIAK WILL PROVIDE SNACK PACKS WITH WATER AND NUTRITION AS WALKERS COMPLETE THEIR ROUTE
TEAM CAPTAIN SHOULD BE AT CHECK IN AREA 10 MINUTES BEFORE EACH START TIME. PLEASE WEAR MASKS WHILE IN THIS AREA, PRIOR TO START TIME.
STAY AWAY FROM START AREA (DESIGNATED BY SIGNAGE) UNTIL TIME TO GO.
STAY IN CAR UNTIL 10 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME.
STAND ON DESIGNATED START MARKS AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING. START WILL BE AT PRECISELY APPOINTED TIME OF DAY YOUR TEAM HAS BEEN GIVEN.
WHILE WALKING, PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND CAUTIOUS WHEN NEARING/PASSING OTHER PEOPLE. TRY TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST 6FT BOUNDARY AROUND OTHERS.
AFTER FINISHING, PLACE MASK ON FACE AS SOON AS PRACTICAL. RETURN TO YOUR CAR, AND DO NOT MINGLE WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS (THAT ARE NOT IN YOUR GROUP).
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN AT THE END OF THE WALK VIA SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK).
BIAK seeks to share its philosophy, experience and skills with survivors, family members, students, caregivers, administrators, health professionals, legislators, the lay community and all those who desire to make a difference in the life of individuals with brain injuries and their families.
Over 15,000 people visited Kentucky Hospitals with a TBI related injury. That is an average of 41 persons per day!
Of those 15,000, 11,673 were treated and released from an ED
3,522 were hospitalized
2.346 TBIs occurred among children ages birth to 14 years; ED visits accounted for more than
90% of the TBIs in this age group
An unknown number of persons now live with either long or short-term neurological deficits –even those who were treated and released
BIAK serves those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, prevention, service and support.” BIAK links survivors of brain injury and their families to support from others with similar experience; provides them with education and information about living and coping with brain injury; assists them in locating resources for financial assistance; and seeks to connect people with sources of emotional support.