BFAIR and Greylock Federal Credit Union Promote Brain Injury Awareness
Mar. 3, 2022 (North Adams, MA) – BFAIR and Greylock Federal Credit Union partner together to raise awareness during the month of March to promote Brain Injury Awareness. March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month.
In the United States, more than 5.3 million children and adults have a brain injury. That is about 1 in 60. Acquired brain injuries (ABI) are those that happen after birth and can result in physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive impairments. The primary causes of ABI are trauma, stroke, tumors, degenerative diseases, alcohol and other toxins, and lack of oxygen to the brain. (Brain Injury Association of America)
With support from our presenting sponsor Greylock Federal Credit Union, BFAIR will be distributing bike helmets to promote brain health and safety. More information will be available on the BFAIR website at www.bfair.org/brain-injury-awareness-month on distribution.
Tara Jacobsen, Fundraising & Grants Manager shares her enthusiasm for the collaborations during the month, “[W]e are excited to have the opportunity to share brain injury awareness and prevention to our communities. We will be sharing brain injury prevention tips during the month of March on our social media. We are also collaborating with the Brain Injury Association of MA on a project called Unmasking Brain Injury. Residents of BFAIR’s ABI homes will have an opportunity to create a mask that shares their own personal story of living with a brain injury. These masks will be on display by the Brain Injury Association of MA.”
Since 1994, BFAIR providing adult family care (AFC), residential, in-home clinical services, employment and day services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and autism. BFAIR is a proud member agency of the Northern Berkshire United Way and the Williamstown Community Chest.
About Greylock Federal Credit Union
- Greylock membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County, the towns of Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Montgomery, and Russell, Massachusetts; Bennington County, Vermont; or Columbia County, New York. Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 94,200 Members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Lanesborough, and Lenox, Massachusetts and Greenport/Hudson, New York. Greylock has a Low-Income Designation (LID) from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and certification by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund allowing the Credit Union to offer expanded services to families of low and moderate incomes. More information is available at www.greylock.org.