Brain Injury Association – Landau volunteers again to help Miracle Mile & George Mason University Brain Injury Awareness Fair

Handing out flyers and information about the Brain Injury Association's "Miracle Mile" events at the GMU Fairfax campus
Handing out flyers and information about the Brain Injury Association's "Miracle Mile" events at the GMU Fairfax campus

The 7th Annual Kit Callahan’s Miracle Mile, 10K Run/Walk will take place at George Mason University’s main Fairfax Campus. In 2009, over 600 people came out to participate, support the Brain Injury Association and celebrate Kit Callahan’s miracle. The event is more than just races, it is an opportunity to support and celebrate the success stories of survivors of brain injuries and to help raise money for Brain Injury Services. As part of the planning committee, Doug Landau and the other volunteers are trying to make this event one of the premier races in Northern Virginia. The “Miracle Mile” race committee always wants to expand the Brain Injury Awareness Fair to educate people of all ages. In addition, the Fun Run was added for our younger participants! Doug Landau helped with the start of the kid’s mile race (see photo gallery) and ran along with the children.

Last year, not only did we meet our goals, we exceeded our expectations. The Volunteers for this year’s “Miracle Mile” look forward to the 7th Annual Kit Callahan’s Miracle Mile on September 26, 2010. Doug Landau took time away from the ABRAMS LANDAU “Law Shop” in order to be on the GMU campus handing out flyers for the Fall 10km and mile events, answering questions about traumatic brain injury (“TBI”), closed head trauma and disability and promoting this Brain Injury Association athletic competition. We hope that you and your friends, family members and co-workers will join us for a fun jaunt around GMU.

BRAIN INJURY FACTS!

  • Every 23 seconds, one person in the United States sustains a Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • An estimated 3.17 million Americans currently live with disabilities resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • More than 50,000 people die every year as a result of Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Brain Injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children.

For those affected by a brain injury, life changes in a second. The moment a car accident occurs, the second a fall takes place, the instant a stroke happens–life as they knew it is forever changed.

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