Register and Pledge Below Now!
Dear Community Partner,
BIAPH, Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton, is ‘walking’ this fall to raise awareness of ABI or Acquired Brain Injury. We need your support, please invite your family, friends and colleagues to participate in the walk as well as contributing to this fundraising cause. Proceeds from the ‘Walk and Roll’ will to go towards supporting families coping with the devastating effects of an Acquired Brain Injury.
This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your community support not only for those living with an ABI but also their dedicated caregivers.
Help us support our clients. All proceeds are directed to BIAPH support groups and the caregiver relief program which provides much needed assistance to families caring for an ABI survivor in the home. Sometimes providing just a few hours of assistance each week can make the difference of being able to keep loved ones at home.
We are counting on your help. Here is what you can do:
- Join the walk, invite your family, friends and colleagues to join you
- Registration is $ 25 per person or $ 50 per family. Children under 12 free. (Hot Dog, Soft drink & Race Kit included in your registration.)
- Collect pledge money. We are asking each walker/family to try to raise $100. All you need to do is get 20 people to pledge $5.00 each. Everything counts. The first pledges collected will go towards covering your registration fee.
- Register today! Please complete the registration form, mail, scan & email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 905 823 2221.
- Donate items for prizes & raffle.
Help us reach our goal to raise $ 10,000
Register and Pledge Below Now!
Title Sponsor $1,000
-Signage at registration and throughout the event- Logo on race-kit bag.
Food and Beverage Sponsor $500
Game Stations Sponsor $250 (limit 3)
All Sponsors will receive signage and recognition at the event and on social media and BIAPH website. Verbal recognition of your support during announcement throughout the event. Opportunity to insert promotional material in race-kit bag.
Do you know:
- There are close to half a million Ontarians currently living with acquired brain injury (ABI) and 18,000 new cases are added every year.
- Brain injury is more prevalent than breast cancer or spinal cord injury.
- Based on preliminary findings from a new research study, it is estimated that 53% of homeless people in Toronto have a history of brain injury.
- ABI survivors are often inappropriately placed in long term care homes and psychiatric hospitals. There, without specialized treatment, any progress they achieved in rehab is usually lost.
- Children with ABI often go undiagnosed in the school system and are mislabelled and misunderstood. It is estimated that there are some 27,000 children with ABI in Ontario’s schools.
- More than half of ABI survivors are under the age of 20, with the highest incidence being in the 15-19 group
And yet, in spite of the staggering numbers, ABI survivors are largely invisible to the general public and forgotten in the province’s health care and social services system.
Exhausted caregivers, – often aging parents, partners and family members –are suffering burn out, depression and loneliness because of lack of support.
Examples of ABI: Traumatic Brain Injury Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (concussion) Stroke Substance Abuse Hypoxia (drowning) Brain Tumours Infectious Diseases in the Brain.
ABI is the number one cause of death and disability for people between the ages of 18 and 45
ABI is called the invisible disease because it is very difficult to look at a person and tell that they suffer from an Acquired Brain Injury. That does not mean it doesn’t hurt!