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Brain Injury Association of MassachusettsSuggested by Speaker
Various topicsJune 25, 2010

Contact: Kelly Buttiglieri
Phone: 978-505-5487
Email: kbuttiglieri@biama.org
Website: http://www.biama.org

Available to talk in  Massachusetts

Comments: This program focuses on brain injury prevention and education for all ages.   Ambassadors present their knowledge and personal insight into brain injury, making a seamless link between prevention and real life examples.  Ambassadors stress the importance of prevention because there is no cure for brain injury.  When a survivor shares his or her story, people listen.

The goals of the Ambassador Program include increasing awareness, reducing the incidence of brain injury, promoting traffic safety, encouraging helmet use, demonstrating the dangerousness of texting and cell phone use while driving and decreasing violent behavior through prevention education.

All Ambassadors are volunteer speakers who have either sustained a brain injury or have a loved one with a brain injury.  They vary in age, and each has a unique experience.  However, all share a desire to tell their stories to help others avoid this devastating tragedy. 

Ambassadors speak for 15 to 20 minutes and then are available to answer questions about their experiences. 
COMMENTS: If your club has used this speaker and would like to make comments, please send them to webmaster@newenglandkiwanis.org