The other day I had the pleasure to meet with an old friend from the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, Jill Schulman. Jill is a wonderful person who is dedicated to her orgainzation and its mission to assist people with brain injuires and their family. During our conversation, Jill told me about an important upcoming event the BIANJ is holding and I told her that I would be pleased to let the readers of my blog know about the event.

The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey is holding its Walk For Thought and Cycle For Safety, October 16 at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville New Jersey. You can help by walking, riding, donating or attracting sponsors.

CYCLE FOR SAFETY and WALK FOR THOUGHT are not races, but are events that raise awareness of brain injuries and how to prevent them. The autumn ride and walk along the scenic and historic Delaware River towpath, will finish with a picnic lunch (beginning at noon) at Washington Crossing State Park’s Sullivan Grove.

The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey , a non-profit organization, provides vital services to more than 10,000 individuals and families each year. In New Jersey, 9,000 people sustain brain injuries annually and approximately 1,000 of them will die as a result.

Prevention is the only defense against brain injury. The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey funds a number of programs which teach children and adults how to prevent brain injuries from occurring. The Association also provides individuals and families with services and
information to make decisions about the various physical, cognitive and emotional needs that are the result of brain injury.

For more information on the event, call Jill Schulman, Senior Director of Development, at (732) 738-1002 or e-mail her at

I encourage everyone to participate in this worthwhile event. The BIANJ is a great organization which is making great strides in improving the lives of brain injured people.