6th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk

6th Annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk is April 1.

Registration begins at 9am, Walk from 10 – Noon Lake Mayer Pavilion 1850 East Montgomery Cross Rd.  Savannah, Georgia

Walk and family-friendly activities to help Promote Awareness & Support Acquired Brain Injury Survivors.

For more information about this event, to register, or to make a donation, please contact:  Jennifer Jolley (912) 350-7274 JolleJe1@memorialhealth.com

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Founded in 1982 The Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG) is the only non-profit organization in the state of Georgia available as a statewide resource for those who have suffered a concussion or brain injury.  BIAG offers Hope, Help, and Support to those who are seeking community services and resources specific to their needs, brain injury education, and guidance on how to handle the life-altering effects of a brain injury. A key and historical part of BIAG’s outreach and therapy services include our programs ranging from Information and Resource which include 1:1 consultation with a Certified Brain Injury Specialist; Camp BIAG the only recreational and therapeutic camp for adults; Support Groups in Savannah and statewide, who are the backbone to BIAG, offering a safe and nurturing environment and regional mini conferences for caregivers, survivors and health care professionals who serve them.

Grey Matters Support Group is our local brain injury support group affiliated with BIAG.  The group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5-6 pm at The Rehabilitation Hospital of Savannah, located at 6510 Seawright Drive, Savannah.  Our mission is to provide support, resources and fellowship to brain injury survivors and their caregivers.  The group is facilitated by rehab therapists who are Certified Brain Injury Specialists.

 

Curves’ 19th Annual Food Drive: We Can Feed the Need

Curves International, Inc. (http://www.curves.com), one of the largest chains of fitness centers for women in the world, today announced that the 2017 Curves Food Drive will take place from March 12 through March 25 at participating Curves centers across the U.S. and Canada.  Curves is inviting both non-members and members to take part in the Food Drive by bringing in a bag of non-perishable food to be donated to a local community food bank.  New members who donate one large bag of food will pay no enrollment fee to join.*

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3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons Tournament

The 3rd Annual Louise Lauretti Hoops for Horizons 3 v 3 charity basketball tournament will be held March 4th, 2017 at Savannah Country Day School starting at 9am. The event is open to teams of boys and girls grades 5th through adults. Teams of up to 5 players may register to play. The tournament will be 3 v 3 play with refereed games. Teams are guaranteed 3 games each and will play in age and affinity divisions. Hosted by Savannah Country Day School, tournament clinics will be provided by local legends Larry “Gator” Rivers and Dale Parker. A former Harlem Globetrotter, “Gator” is also a famous Beach High School Alumnus. Parker retired after leading the Hornets to three title games and winning a state championship in 2000 after 18 years of coaching at Savannah Country Day.

The Savannah Championship Free Throw Contest is back at our halftime break at noon! Players of all ages can come out and attempt to sink the most free throws. Players will shoot for the title of champion on March 4th at the tournament. The contest is free to enter, but players must register in advance. Continue reading

Chef Michelle Grandy to Speak About Vegan Meal Service January 4th in Bluffton, SC

The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly (free & open to the public) to educate and support plant-based eating, will be hosting Chef Michelle Grandy as its guest speaker on Wednesday, January 4th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. She will be discussing her vegan meal service, corporate wellness, and will be bringing samples of her food to share. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters at http://www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com 
 
Chef Michelle’s love affair with cooking began at the age of nine growing up in the inner City of Washington, D.C., just walking distance from the White House, while watching her grandmother Gussie cook daily meals which were often left to Michelle to complete. Throughout the years Michelle has developed skillful techniques in different areas of the kitchen including working with world-renowned Raw Vegan, Lou Corona. Her wide experience in balancing flavor, texture, taste and healthy eating brings the best of all cultures to the table. She mastered to perfection with proper on-the-job training in her own kitchens throughout the States while living in D.C., Atlanta, NY and SC. Almost eight years later she embraces her love for vegan cooking with creativity, passion, healing and love.

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