It was a great day to go for a walk in the park and make a little money along the way, thanks to the close to 100 people who came out to take part in the annual HEADS UP Walk-a-thon for Brain Injury Awareness.
Hosted by Dale Brain Injury Services (DBIS), this was the sixth year for the event which raises money to support programming through DBIS for persons with acquired brain injury.
Calling the turnout “fantastic,” DBIS executive director Sue Hillis notes the Walk-a-thon also give them the opportunity to get information out into the community brain injuries.
‘”It is often an invisible disability,” said Hillis. “People aren’t aware of the challenges that people with that people with brain injury face so this is an opportunity to educate the public and get some donations towards the programming for our clients.”
In 2013, the walk raised approximately $11,000 and organizers expected to match that amount again this year.