Upcoming Events

BIA-MO Social Recreation:

Ice Cream Social 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BIA-MO Office 
2265 Schuetz Rd
Saint Louis, MO  63146

For Questions: Call 314-426-4024 or email alyssa@biamo.org.


Additional Upcoming Events

Contact the BIA-MO Office at 314-426-4024 for more information.

Calendar of Events

  • June/July/August
    MUNY Nights
    Forest Park
    *Contact the BIA-MO Office at 314-426-4024 for your complimentary tickets!*!*
  • July 13, 2019
    Ice Cream Social 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • August 10, 2019
    Board Games Night 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • September 14, 2019
    Bingo Night 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • October 5, 2019 
    Survivor and Family Seminar 8:15 am – 3:30 pm
    Marriott Hotel St. Louis West, 660 Maryville Centre Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • October 26, 2019
    Halloween Party 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • November 2019 
    Bowling Party *Time and location TBD*
  • December 14, 2019
    Holiday Party 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars 

Thank you to all who participated in the BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Educational Seminars. They were a big success in educating school and sports personnel about concussions.

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers education is a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols.

Education content included:

  • Concussion Facts and Fallacies
  • Return to Life Activities
  • Concussion Continuum – Screening, Identification, Care Management and Prevention
  • New Frontiers

Contact Alyssa Grese if you would like to be put on the mailing list for the 2020 Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars at (Alyssa@biamo.org)or 314-426-4024.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Co-Host Sponsor
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website 

Partnership Sponsor – Western Missouri
Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Program Sponsor – Eastern and Central Missouri
Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center

Program Sponsor – Western Missouri
HCA Midwest Health


BIA-MO Survivor and Family Seminars

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury. Each year, regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in Spring and Eastern Missouri in October. Seminars are free, but registration is required.

Southwest Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Catherine McAuley Conference Center within Mercy Hospital Springfield, 1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield, MO 65804

Western Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Community Center for Health and Education within St. Joseph Medical Center, 1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, MO 64114

Eastern Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Marriott St. Louis West, 660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141

Program Agenda 2019

  • Brain Injury 101
  • Understanding and Coping with Sensory Overwhelm
  • What is Neuropsychology?
  • Brain Injury and Depression
  • Improving Memory and Other Thinking Skills After Brain Injury
  • Moving Forward – Developing Your Winning Team
  • Exercising Your Brain
  • Let’s Talk – Facilitated Discussions

Seminars are free, but registration is required. Register Online Now!

Download a Printable Registration Form

Please return the Registration Form by:

Mail: BIA-MO, 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
Fax: 314-426-4024
Email: info@biamo.org

Show your support for survivors of brain injury and their families by becoming a Sponsor!

Download a Sponsorship Brochure

Thank you to our Sponsors

Partnering Sponsors

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Missouri AgrAbility Project

Keynote Sponsor

Tim O’Brien Memorial Fund

Break Sponsors

Ability KC

Mercy Springfield Communities

The Independent Living Center

Exhibit Sponsors

Brookhaven NeuroRehabilitation Network

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

Minds Matter LLC

Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services

Preferred Family Healthcare

Vocational Rehabilitation

 


BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp

Thank you everyone who helped to make this year’s BIA-MO Donald Danforth Wilderness Camp a fun filled week for the Campers. Campers enjoyed activities and socializing with friends.

This week of fun, socializing and adventure for persons with brain injury is one of the initial programs of BIA-MO and continues its positive impact today.

The BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp is a week-long organized outdoor experience, held at Sunnyhill Adventures in Dittmer, Missouri for persons with a brain injury.

During Camp, survivors of brain injury of all abilitites have opportunities to try – and overcome – challenges such as a zipline or performing in the Talent Show. They also socialize as a group listening to music, playing games, creating art, or enjoying the outdoors. Activities like swimming, fishing, dancing and walking are fun for Campers. Family members and caregivers receive a week of respite.

Just the Facts 

  • What: BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
  • Who: Survivors of brain injury, ages 18 and older
  • Where: Sunnyhill Adventure Camp, 6555 Sunlit Way, Dittmer, MO 63023
  • When: May 26 – May 31, 2019
  • Why: Survivors will enjoy a week of fun, relaxation and independence, while family members and caregivers stay home for a week of respite.
  • How: The cost for the camp is $390 for Missouri residents and $475 for out-of-state residents. Scholarships are available if needed. A contracted Camp fee of $550 per person is charged to BIA-MO. If you are able to pay closer to this amount, please do so to help scholarships be available for other Campers.

Camp Frequently Asked Questions…

  • Transportation: Campers provide their own personal transportation to and from Camp, in most cases. Van transportation from St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Columbia is available for $25 per rider. This service is provided by Sunnyhill and must be requested as part of the Camp application.
  • Day Activities – Swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, target shooting, basketball, zip lining, paddle boats, nature walks, Alpine Tower and more!
  • Evening Activities – Karaoke, Talent Show, Bonfire, Dinner Dance, and Bingo
  • Personal Care Assistance – Sunnyhill Adventures has staff to provide personal care assistance, as needed, for survivors’ enjoyment of Camp. It is not a “Special Medical Needs” Camp as defined by the American Camp Association (ACA) and some Campers with complex medical needs may need to provide their own PCA.
  • Assistance with Camp Fee – If assistance is needed to cover a Camper’s Fee, check with local resources who may be able to help.
  • Sunnyhill Adventure Camp – They are accredited by the American Camping Association and have served individuals with special needs for more than 40 years. Learn more about Sunnyhill Adventures.
  • Walk-Float-Swim – This At-Camp fundraiser gives Campers the opportunity to log Laps around the pool or designated Campground areas. Participants may win prizes while all are active walking, swimming or floating. Family, friends and neighbors may donate a fixed amount for each lap a Camper walks, floats or swims while at Camp. Donations support the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and Camp.

Sponsor-A-Camper

Approximately 40 percent of Campers attending the BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp need scholarship assistance with the Camp Fee.

Your donation of $390 or more provides Full Scholarship assistance for a Camper. Your generosity of any amount will support partial scholarships and program support to ensure Campers who want to attend Camp have the opportunity for this week of fun, relaxation and independence.

Make Your Sponsor-A-Camper Donation now!

More information and details are available as well as suggestions on financial resources and assistance with Camp FeesContact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) at 1-800-444-6443 or send us an email by clicking on Contact Us.


Bowling for Brain Injury 2019 – Success! 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 
Kansas City, MO
Saturday, June 15, 2019
St. Louis, MO
Springfield, MO
12:00 pm (Noon) to 2:00 pm

THANK YOU!
You raised more than $36,000 which exceeded the goal! You are helping to increase awareness about brain injury, provide services for persons with brain injury, and prevent brain injuries.

You Did It!

35 Teams participated in Bowling for Brain Injury.

More than 210 Bowlers had fun Bowling for Brain Injury, plus numerous spectators joined as cheerleaders.

   

Nearly 300 individuals and corporations donated.

Eight Sponsors underwrote all costs of the event. Every dollar raised by Bowlers will directly support services of BIA-MO.


SSM Health Rehabilitation   Network had five teams – the
most corporate teams Bowling for
Brain Injury.

Congratulations!

Top Fundraising Teams:
Teams that raised $1,000 or more:
Attorneys Strike Back
Candi’s Rock’n’Bowlers
Gutter Gang
Injury Lawyers Move to Strike
Mercy Rehab Rollers

Teams that raised $2,500 or more:
Brendan’s Bowlers
L. Keeley Construction
Sargent Strike Club

SSM Rehab Gutter Girls

Highest Average Scoring Teams 2019

Kansas City –
Candi’s Rock’n’Bowlers

 Springfield 
Mercy Rehab Rollers

St. Louis
St. Louis Chapter – GWIS

Best Team Theme – St. Louis

Brendan’s Bowlers –
Theme: “Survivors of Brain Injury are Heroes without Capes”

Thank you again to our Bowling for Brain Injury Sponsors!

Strike Sponsors:

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital – Springfield

Missouri Foundation for Health

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

Lane Sponsors: 
Great Southern Bank
Kelly Lane Family
Kennelwood Pet Resorts
Schwarz Ltd.
West Community Credit Union

Save the Date

Kansas City: June 13, 2020

St. Louis and Springfield: June 20, 2020

To be added to the Bowling for Brain Injury 2020 mailing list, please contact Courtney Stevens courtney@biamo.org or 314-426-4024.

How To Help
  • Click on the online donation link.

Make Online Donation
  • Mail a check to:

    Donation Mailing Address
    Brain Injury Association of Missouri
    2265 Schuetz Rd
    Saint Louis, MO  63146-3409

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