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March 5, 2020

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Know the Basic Facts About This Life-Threatening Condition

Stressed Man | Veteran Car DonationsMarch is a time to learn about the prevalence of brain injuries and what we can do to help others with the disorder. It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month.

The annual campaign encourages Americans to spread the message about the importance of educating oneself with the life-threatening condition. It also urges the public to support individuals suffering from it.

Check out these basic facts about brain injury, which you can also pass along to your friends and family:

  • There are over 5 million Americans who live with the after-effects of brain injury.
  • Approximately 1.7 million new cases of brain injury occur every year.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur as a result of accidents such as head blows, collisions, falls, gunshot wounds, or bomb blasts.
  • Acquired brain injuries (ABI), on the other hand, do not involve any external force, as they are caused by illnesses, infectious diseases, or tumors.
  • Some 2.8 million people in the U.S. are treated for TBI in emergency rooms each year.
  • Males are nearly twice as likely to sustain a TBI than females.
  • One blow to a single part of the brain can damage the rest of the areas.
  • Wearing helmets and strapping on seatbelts are the best ways to prevent TBIs.

How to Observe Brain Injury Awareness Month

Not sure how you can participate in this month-long campaign? Here are some suggestions you might want to consider.  

  • Do your research.

Look for scientific journals online, watch a documentary, or visit your local library. It might be a great idea to talk to a health care provider.

  • Attend an awareness event.

Expect the Brain Injury Association to organize numerous events in your community. Check with your state chapter to keep track.

  • Spread the word in your neighborhood.

Distribute informative fliers, posters, and brochures outside stores or restaurants that are often frequented by people. Save yourself the hassle by using these resources.

  • Host a fundraiser.

It can be a bake sale, garage sale, or you can even create your own fundraising page.

  • Donate.

Look for a charity in your community that supports brain injury victims, or one that funds research. Be sure to check them out first on sites like GuideStar or Charity Navigator for legitimacy.

  • Post on social media.

Use platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to show your support for the event. Better yet, post infographics about brain injury.

  • Volunteer.

Extend your hand to a local health care center that accommodates people with brain injuries. Organizations can’t say no to altruistic individuals helping out their cause!

Help Former Troops in Your Community Seek Treatment

Soldier & Dog Companion | Veteran Car DonationsBrain Injury Awareness Month is the perfect time for you to get involved and help our nation’s heroes who are afflicted with serious brain injuries and other forms of service-connected disabilities. One of the simplest ways you can do this is by donating any type of vehicle that you no longer need to Veteran Car Donations. We’ll gladly turn it into a life-saving tool for these brave men and women.

Once we get hold of your donated vehicle, we’ll sell it in one of the top auction houses in your area. We will then distribute the funds to our charity partners, enabling them to deliver a range of critical programs and services to needy veterans and their families. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations provide their beneficiaries with financial assistance, free medical treatment, employment opportunities, family support, and other life-transforming benefits.

Within 30 days after the sale of your auto donation, we’ll send you by mail your 100-percent tax-deductible sales receipt. You’ll need this receipt to claim your tax deduction when you file your itemized federal income tax return in the next tax season.

Interested to learn more about our vehicle donation program? Head over to our FAQs page here. If you have any inquiries or questions for us, feel free to send us a message or give us a call at our toll-free hotline 877-594-5822.

Make a Difference Now!

Think about the sacrifices and pains our veterans had to endure just to keep our nation protected. We wouldn’t be here right now if it weren’t for their bravery and commitment. Your car donation can mean the world to them. Reach out to them today! Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation page now!

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