Brain Injury Awareness

Brain Injury Awareness Month Event Recognizes Local Advocate
Providence, R.I. – On Friday, March 15, 2013, on behalf of the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, Governor Lincoln Chafee will present Frank Montanaro with the Cynthia Gibbs Angel Award for advocacy. The award will be presented at a State House event featuring brain injury survivors, families, advocates and professionals. The event will recognize Mr. Montanaro for his advocacy on behalf of brain injury survivors
WHO: Governor Lincoln Chafee
Patrick B. Donohue, Esq. – father, Sarah Jane Donohue and founder, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
Frank Montanaro – advocate for brain injury survivors
Dr. Victor Pedro – SJBF Advisory Board Member, Founder, Rhode Island Integrative Medicine
WHAT: Press Conference highlighting Brain Injury Awareness Month and recognizing local advocate
WHY: Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI) is the #1 leading cause of death and disability for American Youth (over 765,000 new brain injuries annually, over 80,000 hospitalizations and over 11,000 deaths). Frank Montanaro has been advocating for brain injury survivors and helping to advance Dr. Victor Pedro’s pioneering evidence-based, unique treatment therapy called Cortical Integrative Therapy which is changing the way brain injuries and other brain-based disorders are treated. Mr. Montanaro was a former Rhode Island State Representative serving from 1986-2004 and currently serves as a volunteer for the Rhode Island Babe Ruth Baseball Little League and Cranston Oak Lawn Grange.
The Cynthia Gibbs Angel Award is presented to a parent or caregiver of a child with a PABI who has significantly advanced the field of PABI through their advocacy.
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: State Room (2nd Floor)
Rhode Island State House
Providence, RI

Craig Sears
Advisory Board Family
Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
101 West End Avenue – 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10023
PH: (212) 201-0599