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BIAMD's 5-Thoughts Friday
Here are the 5 things we thought were worth sharing this week:
2016 Eat A Peach Cancelled

For reasons we are still exploring, we were not able to attract riders or volunteers in sufficient numbers that would the justify the time, talent, and funds necessary to deliver the type of extraordinary experience we knew the brain injury community had come to expect and that we fully intended to deliver. 

Headway Newsletter:  
Issue #2 Released 

Headway is the newly rebooted quarterly e-newsletter to bring you the news and updates on the activities and programs of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland.

CDC Looking for Participants in the DC/Maryland Area to Assist in Concussion Study

The CDC's National Concussion Surveillance System instrument is ready for cognitive testing. They're looking for people in the Washington DC area to participate. They need 20 to 25 English speakers who have had a head or neck injury, are parents or guardians of a 5-17 year old who has had an injury, or parents or guardians and their 12 -17 year old who has had an injury.  

The survey research interview will be no longer than 60 minutes and participant will receive $40. Call Lauren at 301.458.4676.
2016 Scarecrow 5k  and 1 Mile Walk Online Registration is LIVE. 

The 2016 Scarecrow Classic 5k and 1 Mile Walk will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus

This event, hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Maryland (BIAMD) will rally survivors, families, friends, and supporters around the common goal of raising awareness about brain injury within the community and providing much needed funding to support the programs and initiatives of BIAMD.

BIAMD Receives $20,000 Grant for 2017 Conference Scholarships

In recognition of the the valuable educational and network opportunities provided by the BIAMD's Annual Conference, the Maryland State Department of Education has funded BIAMD's grant request. 

In March of this year, over 55 public school teachers, therapists, nurses, and psychologists from throughout Maryland came to 2016 Annual Conference. We hope to increase that number in 2017. 
Quote we are contemplating this week: 

"An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.  So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it is going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming." 

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Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful weekend.
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