Run, Walk or Roll to Support Brain Injury Awareness on March 16

Augusta, GA—Stroke and brain injury survivors, families, friends and supporters are invited to run, walk or roll—any distance—during the 4th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. (behind the Columbia County Library).

Presented by NeuroRestorative Georgia, Walton Foundation for Independence and the Brain Injury Association of Georgia, the annual event encourages walkers to set personal distance goals—similar to the individual goals that stroke and brain injury survivors set for themselves during recovery.

The walk benefits the Augusta Brain Injury Support Group, which meets on the second Thursday of every month at NeuroRestorative Georgia, 2501 Center West Pkwy., and features social activities, education and more. Funds raised during last year’s walk sent five local survivors to Camp Hardgrove, a four-day overnight summer camp for adults with stroke and brain injury. Based at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga., the camp focuses on providing social and recreational opportunities in a safe, medically supervised environment.

“A stroke or brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime, no matter your age or socioeconomic level,” said walk co-chair Patty Goolsby, a program director at NeuroRestorative Georgia. “It’s also often a hidden disability. Along with supporting our local programs, a primary goal of the walk is to educate the public about brain injury.”

Registration is $20 ($10 for brain injury survivors), and includes a T-shirt and lunch. To sign up or for more information, contact Patty Goolsby at 706-829-0370 or email patty.goolsby@thementornetwork.com.


Walton Rehabilitation Health System restores ability, hope and independence to those needing medical rehabilitation and/or community support following temporary illness, injury or a life-changing disability. WRHS is comprised of Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, a specialty not-for-profit hospital located in downtown Augusta; Walton Outpatient Therapy Center; Walton Medical Associates; Walton Community Services, which provide independent living settings throughout the CSRA for families with disabilities and for seniors; Walton Wound Care a Center; Walton Options for Independent Living, which provides employment assistance and other services for those with disabilities; and Walton Foundation for Independence. For more information, visit www.wrh.org.

Walton Rehabilitation Health System supports the United Way of the CSRA and its 211 program, a comprehensive information and referral service. Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211csra.org.


30-Second Public Service Announcement:

Run, walk or roll—any distance—to benefit the Augusta Brain Injury Support Group and raise awareness of this hidden disability during the 4th annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk. Presented by NeuroRestorative Georgia, Walton Foundation for Independence and the Brain Injury Association of Georgia, the walk is Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Columbia County Amphitheater behind the library. Cost is $20 ($10 for brain injury survivors). To register, call 706-829-0370 or email patty dot goolsby at the mentor network dot com. [patty.goolsby@thementornetwork.com]

Calendar Listing:

4th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk

Sponsored by NeuroRestorative Georgia, Walton Foundation for Independence and the Brain Injury Association of Georgia

Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. to noon
Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. (behind the library)

Stroke and brain injury survivors, families, friends and supporters are invited to run, walk or roll—any distance—to benefit the Augusta Brain Injury Support Group and raise awareness of this hidden disability. Cost is $20 ($10 for brain injury survivors). To register, call 706-829-0370 or email patty.goolsby@thementornetwork.com.