With Brain Injury Awareness Month coming up quickly in March, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you and ask for your assistance to help bring awareness to a cause near and dear to my heart (or head, if you will).
If you are not familiar with my story, I took a fall on ice in February 2014, landing full-force on the back of my skull. I suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and in an instant my world changed. I began contributing to the Huffington Post a year later, writing about TBI to shed light on a topic that is often misunderstood and down-played, yet affects someone in the United States every 13 seconds.
In addition to local awareness, in March I will be heading to Washington DC for Brain Injury Awareness Day at the Capitol, and will also be speaking at local support groups and TBI rehab facilities in the area. As I am sure you are aware, these groups have no budget for speakers. This is where you come in! I am asking for your help in sponsoring my trip to DC and in spreading awareness of this often-invisible injury. Every amount helps, and will be greatly appreciated! Money raised will help with travel costs, as well as allow me to donate books and TBI awareness bracelets to attendees of these groups, who may not otherwise be able to afford them.
Some of the places I will be speaking/appearing in the DC area include:
* Argosy University
* Brain Injury Association of VA annual conference
* VA Brain Injury Services annual banquet
* ADAPT Clubhouse
* INOVA Fairfax
* Recovery Group
* George Washington University
Some of the places I will be speaking/appearing in the Minneapolis area include:
* Numerous Rotary Groups
* Minneapolis Women’s Club
* Mississippi Market
* Courage Kenny Rehab Center
* VA hospital
* North Star Therapy Animals Group
* WCCO radio
* 950 AM radio
My goal is to raise $10,000 by January 25th, this will allow plenty of time for production and accommodations. Please CLICK HERE for a sponsorship form for more information on how you can help raise TBI awareness. You can use the Paypal Donation button below to make a sponsorship or contribution to my cause!
GREEN RIbBON $5,000
100 copies of my book with your name/logo on them will be donated to attendees, as well as 100 TBI Awareness bracelets.
50 copies of my book with your name/logo on them will be donated to attendees,
as well as 50 TBI Awareness bracelets.
25 copies of my book with your name/logo on them will be donated to attendees,
as well as 25 TBI Awareness bracelets.
25 copies of my book with your name/logo on them will be donated to attendees
25 TBI Awareness bracelets will be donated to attendees
ALL sponsorship levels will receive: their name on my website and printed materials, as well as social media mentions. You also have the opportunity to have an item in the gift bag that will be given to attendees with the book and bracelet.
Platinum, Diamond, and Green Ribbon sponsors will also receive mentions in my weekly Podcast Series.