BIA-MO Events

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Upcoming Events

BIA-MO Social Recreation:

Cinco de Mayo Party

Sunday, May 5, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BIA-MO Office
2265 Schuetz Rd, St. 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

  • May 5, 2019
    Cinco de Mayo Party 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
  • May 26 – 31, 2019
    BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp
    Sunnyhill Adventure Camp, 6555 Sunlit Way, Dittmer, MO 63023
  • June/July/August
    MUNY Nights
    Forest Park
    *Tickets not yet available*
  • June 8, 2019
    Annual Picnic 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Beirne Park, 10630 Country View Dr, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
  • June 15, 2019
    Bowling for Brain Injury Fundraiser 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Brunswick Zone Chesterfield Lanes, 176 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • June 17, 2019
    St. Louis Cardinals Game
    Busch Stadium
    *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

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.

Download a BIA-MO Wilderness Camp Registration Packet

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

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

The fun begins with putting together your team of up to six bowlers. Then share your story about brain injury on your personalized webpage. The fundraising is easy by sending an email to family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances. Watch the donations come in knowing you are supporting the work of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri.

Bowling is an activity that many people enjoy, while others rarely or never participate in it. However, it is a sport that everybody of any ability can participate.

That is why Bowling for Brain Injury is a mission-focused fundraising event of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri. This event raises awareness about brain injury and provides services for survivors and families, while at the same time you can have fun with your family, friends and colleagues.

Please join us for Bowling for Brain Injury

Kansas City: AMF Pro Bowl Lanes
505 E. 18th St
North Kansas City, MO  64116
*New Location!*

Kansas City Bowling for Brain Injury Website

Download 2019 Kansas City Registration Flier

St. Louis: Brunswick Zone Chesterfield Lanes
176 Four Seasons Shopping Center
Chesterfield, MO  63017

St. Louis Bowling for Brain Injury Website

Download 2019 St. Louis Registration Flier

Springfield: Enterprise Park Lanes
1625 South Enterprise Ave
Springfield, MO  65804

Springfield Bowling for Brain Injury Website

Download 2019 Springfield Registration Flier

You make the Brain Injury Association Bowling for Brain Injury event a success by raising awareness and donations to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education. Your support helps improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injury.

Download 2019 Bowling for Brain Injury Sponsorship Brochure or make your Sponsorship gift online.

To be added to the Bowling for Brain Injury 2019 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

St. Louis (South/Southwest) Support Group

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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BIA-MO UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 23

St. Louis (South/Southwest) Support Group

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fenton MO
Wed 24

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April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Columbia
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Tue 30

Rolla Support Group

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rolla MO
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