Data from the Virginia Department of Health shows that each year, an average of 28,000 Virginians suffer a traumatic brain injury. Annually, these injuries result in as many as 1,400 deaths and 4,000 hospital visits in our state. Numbers like these are why our Roanoke brain injury attorneys at the Skolrood Law Firm believe raising the public’s awareness about the dangers TBIs can pose is so important.
If you’re looking to find a way to spread the message about TBI risks, there’s a great opportunity coming up soon. On Saturday June 6, 2015, The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) plans to hold it’s inaugural Bags for Brain Injury Fundraiser. The event will take place at the Richmond Volleyball Club from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature food, music, and all the cornhole you can play.
The BIAV is hoping to raise more than $15,000 to benefit programs, like Camp Bruce McCoy, that support those who have suffered a brain injury. Since the event will not include a cornhole tournament, organizers are asking players to raise $100 or teams to raise $500 in donations in order to play unlimited games throughout the event.
At the Skolrood Law Firm, we have seen the benefits programs and resources like the ones the BIAV provide have had on brain injury victims and our Roanoke personal injury lawyers encourage you to get out and play some cornhole for this fantastic cause.