2020 Virtual Walk for Thought
September 26 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm
More than 4,000 Minnesotans are hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury each year. Major causes of brain injury include motor vehicle collisions, falls, assaults and shaken baby syndrome, as well as acquired brain injuries due to, strokes, near-drowning, heart failure, and aneurysms. Brain injuries have lasting, life-changing consequences and often require ongoing rehabilitation.
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is here to help people navigate life after brain injury. For those who live and work with disabilities resulting from brain injury, the Alliance acts as a critical resource center. Whether assisting with finding a new place to live, connecting them with medical services, or providing training to the professionals who support them, the Alliance provides an array of support services.
Since we’re not going to all be able to get together in one location, our event will be a Virtual Walk for Thought. At 10 a.m. on September 26, we want you to take a walk in whatever way is most convenient and safe for you and your loved ones – so, take a walk around your house, around your neighborhood, your yard, or a park. And we want you to take pictures, shoot videos, and record your experience.
Originally started by a handful of motivated volunteers, the Walk for Thought has grown tremendously over the last few years. Since our first Walk for Thought in 2002, more than 23,500 Walkers have registered for the Walk for Thought and over $1,500,000 in donations and sponsorships have been raised.
Why Walk for Thought?
Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere anytime. The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is here to provide help, hope and a voice to the 100,000 Minnesotans living with a disability due to brain injury and their loved ones. Funds raised at the Walk for Thought help ensure that Minnesotan’s affected by brain injury can connect to critical support services.