SJBF is launching a national tour to raise awareness about pediatric acquired brain injury

The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation’s 2011 National PABI Plan Tour kicks off in North Carolina during the NHL All-Star weekend, January 28-31. It will then continue across the country to bring concussion awareness and speak about prevention, identification and treatment of the number one cause of death and disability for American youth: brain injury. There will be high school presentations, town hall meetings, and webcasts

If you would like to help out in your state, please email Patrick@TheBrainProject.org

Here is what the Angels On The Bay Express looks like as it travels down the highways in your State starting January 28, 2011... Get involved somehow with helping to spread the word. your friend Craig Sears

The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation

Quick Facts

◦PABI = Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury

◦PABI is the #1 cause of death and disability for children and young adults in the United States

◦Causes of PABI can be both Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as non-traumatic brain injury (ABI)

■TBI causes: falls, motor vehicle incidents, sports concussions, blast injuries from war, violence/assault/child abuse/shaken baby syndrome, gunshot wounds, bicycle accidents, or anything else resulting in trauma to the head

■Non-traumatic causes: brain tumors, meningitis, strokes, high fevers, lack of oxygen such as in near-drowning incidents or due to difficulty breathing after birth, poisoning, ischemia and substance abuse

■More than 3,000,000 new pediatric brain injuries ranging from "mild" to severe occur every single year in the United States alone

◦Over 1,000,000 are hospitalized each year due to Pediatric TBI

◦Over 17,000 annually incur a permanent disability due to Pediatric TBI

◦Over 5,000 deaths occur annually due to Pediatric TBI



Craig Sears
The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
339 5th Avenue - Suite 405 New York, NY 10016
Phone# 212.576.1180 email: craig@thebrainproject.org