Columbia, SC – The pandemic has given the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) the gift of expanding its fundraising efforts as it launches a virtual 5K in support of statewide services for individuals who have experienced brain injury. BIASC has created a timely experience for participants of its 2022 Virtual 5K Walk, Run, & Roll during the week of March 20-26 for “anytime, anywhere” support of the organization. Register before March 6 to receive the event shirt.
“Over the years, we have hosted a 5K Run and Walk in Greenville, but when the pandemic hit, that came to a halt as did all our in-person events and fundraisers,” said Joyce Davis, executive director of the BIASC. “Hosting the Virtual 5K Walk, Run and Roll will allow everyone to participate right in their own community while supporting BIASC and bringing awareness of brain injury across the state. “
Registration is $40 for adults and $30 for students up to 18 years of age. Brain Injury Survivors can get $10 off registration by using discount code "Survivor" at checkout. Registration includes an event t-shirt. Sizes S-XXL available.
Participants can walk, run, or roll or do a combination throughout the week. Take pictures while wearing your race shirt and participating and share on social media using #BIASCWalkRunRoll on Instagram.com/biaofsc and on Facebook.com/BIASC use @BrainInjurySC. All proceeds go directly to the Brain Injury Association of SC programs and services. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Anywhere/WalkRunRoll4BrainInjuryAwareness.
“As a professional working with brain injury survivors, I’m involved with this event because I believe in the important work that BIASC is doing to provide support and resources to brain injury survivors in our state,” said event organizer, Michelle Moore, SLP, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital.
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. ABIs – from trauma, stroke, infectious diseases, and brain tumors – are a serious public health issue in the United States, where someone sustains a brain injury every nine seconds.
BIASC is an affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. Our mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy. South Carolinians can call 1-877-TBI-FACT for SC specific resources.
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