WalkAbout Brain Injury

WalkAbout Brain Injury


Saturday, March 24, 2018    
8:15 am - 11:45 am


City of Sunrise’s Athletic Complex
11501 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, FL, 33351

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Sunrise, FL (March 2018) Pedal up, Sunrise! Learn about bicycle safety and enjoy a beautiful day at the park. Join Brain Injury Association of Florida and HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital on Saturday March 24th, 2018 at the City of Sunrise Athletic Complex located at 11501 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, FL 33351. Honor people you know, love, or have lost to brain injury and help raise awareness and money for such an important cause. The walk is FREE. Register or donate at www.biaf.org/walkabout. All proceeds support Brain Injury Association of Florida, Inc. Registration and check-in for the walk begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 1.2 mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m.  Our all-ages event will feature helmet fittings, bike safety checks, an obstacle course, snow cones, and more!

Walk for Brain Injury – Join Our Journey. Raise Awareness.

WalkAbout Brain Injury is our way of raising awareness and involving survivors and their families in local communities throughout Florida. Starting in Tallahassee in 2014 with less than 50 people, WalkAbout has grown to 4 cities and over 1,200 participants in just a few years and we’re not done yet. Our goal is to spread the WalkAbout across the state and bring awareness about brain injury to thousands each year.

How do we use your contribution?

Your contribution to the BIAF is used to help us pay the actual cost of providing educational resources, prevention/awareness programs and services to survivors of brain injury. The BIAF consciously keeps operating costs as low as possible in order to focus contributions toward serving the TBI community. Most importantly, your donation allows the BIAF to provide all services and assistance free of charge.



Since 1985, the BIAF has remained the statewide heart and home for Florida’s brain injury community where the promise, By Your Side™, is kept. The BIAF offers an extensive education on prevention of brain injury, as well as, counseling to restore hope and relief for families.


 Why Walk for Brain Injury?

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, and we want to raise awareness about brain injury in Florida. Nationally, there are more cases of brain injury than HIV, breast cancer, and spinal cord injury combined. Soldiers, athletes, toddlers, teenagers, and grandparents represent the population most impacted by brain injury. In Florida alone, it is estimated that each year: 136,000 Floridians sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), 109,000 will visit Emergency Departments, and over 10,000 will experience lifelong disabilities requiring rehabilitation and support.



Sponsorship opportunities are available for the WalkAbout.  Sponsorship provides a way for businesses to simultaneously give back to their community, while benefitting from the exposure. Your business will benefit from name visibility and recognition, and you’ll demonstrate your commitment and support of a great cause. Affordable packages of varying amounts are designed to encourage the partnership of our local business community. Please show your community spirit by sponsoring the WalkAbout Brain Injury in Sunrise.  Visit www.biaf.org/walkabout for more details. In exchange you may receive the benefits outlined in the attached sponsorship form, which include:

Framed thank you · Logo or name on website · Logo or name on event banner · Logo or name on t-shirt · Name recognition at the event · Recognition at event · Table at event · Event t-shirts · Walk course sign

  • In-Kind Donations:    We are always in need of products, gift certificates, and/or services to support the Foundation. Donations are used as silent auction and raffle items.
  • Monetary Donations:  For your convenience you can make monetary donations directly at www.biaf.org/walkabout
  • Register to Walk (Virtual/ Real-time): Rally people in your community to raise awareness!  You can register as an individual or form a team at www.biaf.org/walkabout.  Lead the way and recruit your friends, family, classmates, and co-workers to join you in the Walk. All registered walkers receive a FREE T-shirt. 

Highlight your business while supporting a worthwhile cause! Your participation would help make this year’s walk a success and memorable for the community.

For more information contact:

Baltany Michel, OTR/L, C/NDT, CBIS HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital 4399 Nob Hill Road Sunrise, FL 33351  (954) 746 – 1315 baltany.michel@healthsouth.com