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Brain Injury Awareness Walk

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Sloans Lake

1700 N Sheridan blvd.

Denver, CO 80212

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Walk Description: An estimated 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury annually. Of them: 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.365 million (nearly 80%) are treated and released from an emergency department. To help spread awareness, we are hosting a 3.5 mile loop around Sloan’s Lake and through the surrounding neighborhood in Denver. Please join us, as we walk in community with each other and share our stories. One of the recommended actions for TBI patients is to physically move for at least 30 minutes a day. It’s good for the body and helps stimulate the brain. Whether you are suffering from a TBI or know someone that is, or simply want to learn more and support the movement, please walk with us!

Not All Wounds are Visible

We will be walking around the beautiful Sloan’s Lake and surrounding neighborhood. We will be joined by TBI survivor Nikki Stang. Nikki suffered a traumatic brain injury six years ago that changed her life. Her recovery has been a constant struggle and she has fought for her life back. She experienced short-term memory loss, migraines, delirium, mood swings, temporary loss of eyesight and hearing, the inability to perform simple tasks, uncontrollable anger, change in personality, and much more. To find out more about her story, visit www.mytraumaticbraininjury.com. A portion of the proceeds go to support Nikki’s efforts to educate and raise awareness for the cause. We will take multiple breaks, and stop to eat lunch. During our breaks, Nikki will share her story, and offer advice for those that are struggling themselves or have a loved one who is suffering from a TBI.

Lunch: Please bring your own lunch. Because we will mostly be in the park, it would be great to find some space by the lake and have a little picnic together. Plan on eating lunch when we stop for Nikki’s speech (approximately 1 pm).

Points of Interest:

  • Walk around Sloan’s Lake and surrounding neighborhood and learn about local history
  • General information about TBI and what to look for
  • Guest Speaker Nikki Stang will share her story Nikki’s Story
  • Recovery resources provided by partners
  • Walk by recovery center for patients with TBI
  • Nikki will share helpful resources, practices and exercises for folks suffering from a TBI
  • Sneak peak into Nikki’s upcoming book

Walking Movement Leaders: Dustin Ratcliff is a Member-Owners of Walk2Connect Coop. He enjoys walking, exploring, and learning about Colorado communities. He has a loved one that suffered from a TBI, so this is very important to him. He hopes to help grow the ‘Life@3MPH Movement’ and help others experience some of the whole-health benefits and pure joy he receives from walking.

Schedule and Planning: We will meet at 11 am at the restrooms on the North side of Sloan’s Lake by the marina. There is a parking lot on W. Byron Place, between Oat St. and Wolff St. There is also plenty of street parking on W. Byron Place. At 11 am we will do introductions, answer any questions and lightly warm up. We will leave no later than 11:15 am, so please call or text Dustin if you are lost or if you are running late. We will do the best we can before 11:15 am to help you connect with us.

Cost/Tickets: The cost for this walking experience is$25.

Cost Includes:

  • Brain Awareness lapel pin
  • Presentation by author and motivational speaker Nikki Stang
  • Treatment samples that Nikki still uses today
  • Access to Nikki’s treatment regimen
  • Your contribution helps support the Walk2Connect Cooperative, which hosts 40-50 free community walks every week
  • Expenses also go towards supporting our leaders who scout the route multiple times, connect with partners along the route, research important points of interest and try their very best to provide you with a memorable walking experience

Life@3MPH Champions get 10% off ~ be sure to use your code! Click here to become a Champion.

Scholarship: Nikki is offering a scholarship for 2 people to join this walk for free. If you want to join, but the cost is a struggle, please email Nikki with your explanation and she will gift the experience to 2 people.

Trip Notes:

Service dogs are welcome

– Accessibility: Being mindful of people in wheelchairs or with strollers, we will mostly travel on concrete path, sidewalks and street.

– Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing , light backpack for lunch and water, gloves/scarf, cap or hat, raingear, and sunglasses/sunscreen. Remember, we’ll be walking for a few hours so be sure to choose your foot gear accordingly.

– Restrooms will be available at the start and end of our walk.

– Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening.

Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online“Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2016.

Payment:
– Credit/Debit Card: You can use the ticket feature below by selecting the number of tickets you would like and then move through your cart.
– Check: You can email or call one of the organizers below to hold your spot and then mail a check: Walk2Connect Cooperative, 2590 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205 (Make check out to Walk2Connect Cooperative)

Contacts:

Dustin Ratcliff – (480)329-3344 – dustin@walk2connect.com

Nikki Stang – tbisurvivor@mytraumaticbraininjury.com

http://walk2connect.com/event/brain-injury-awareness-month-walk/



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