FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dir. of Marketing & Development
585-271-8640 x 207
WASH AT IHS TO BENEFIT HICKOK CENTER
FOR BRAIN INJURY
NY, July 2, 2009 –
The Hickok Center
for Brain Injury’s “Help Our Van Go!” Car Wash will be held Friday,
July 17, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Irondequoit High School
(IHS) located at 260 Cooper
IHS student volunteers, Hickok Center
members, families, friends and staff will don buckets, sponges and hoses
washing cars for suggested donations of $5 or more per car.
Donations of $20 or more receive a special edition pack of blank
note cares with original artwork by members of the Hickok
Baked goods will also be available for sale in front of the
Proceeds from this event help
support the Center’s recent purchase of a much-needed
wheelchair-accessible van used to transport members to a variety of
activities outside the Center which also happen to include community
service projects such as the car wash itself.
For more information, please
contact Gabrielle Hewson at (585) 271-8640x207 or
The Hickok Center
for Brain Injury and IHS have partnered in launching a
High School Student Volunteer Program beginning this summer.
IHS students are invited to volunteer to assist our members and
staff with daily activities for our Center and fundraising initiatives,
like the car wash, that benefit both our Rochester and
centers. Students receive
community service credit for the time they donate to our Center.
For more information
About 5.3 million Americans are living with a disability that resulted
from a traumatic brain injury related to impacts from motor vehicle
accidents, violence or accidents at work or play.
Brain injury, however, can occur internally anywhere at anytime
due to stroke or aneurism, seizure or illness.
People who have suffer brain injuries have to regain lost skills
that the rest of us take for granted such as writing or typing,
conversing with friends, folding laundry, and shopping for groceries.
Center for Brain Injury, with centers
in Rochester and Newark, was founded in the mid-80s, and is a
place where people with brain injuries can go to redevelop the skills
they have lost, within the safety and support of people with similar
experiences and professionals who understand their struggle.
Members set their own goals, design their own programs and
utilize the agency’s staff in ways that are consistent with their own
priorities toward independence and self-sufficiency.
We invite you to visit
for more information about both our locations.
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