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'March On for Brain Injury' moves online

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Thu, Aug 13th 2020 07:00 am

Annual event will honor the contributions of Brian D. Greenwald, M.D.

Supporters from across New York state and the country are participating in “March On for Brain Injury” on Saturday, Sept. 12, an annual event hosted by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). Normally, hundreds of walkers gather in four locations around the state for a day of fun and activity, but this year the event will be completely online so everyone can stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BIANYS will spotlight Brian D. Greenwald, M.D., as the statewide medical honoree. Greenwald has made significant contributions through his decades of service and commitment to brain injury survivors in the field of rehabilitation. He is currently the medical director at the Center for Brain Injuries and the Associate Medical Director of Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, New Jersey. He is a clinical associate professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and core associate professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. Learn more about Greenwald here.

“We are thankful that BIANYS has recognized Dr. Greenwald’s commitment to advancing what’s possible not just for our patients with brain injuries but for patients everywhere,” said Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., medical director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. “Dr. Greenwald and the Center for Brain Injuries is researching innovative treatments to improve outcomes so people with brain injuries can live their best lives.”

The online program will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Anyone can participate by making a donation at marchon.bianys.org, taking video and/or pictures of their walks and posting them to social media using the #MarchOn2020 and #WhatsYourWalk tags. These posts will be part of the program on Sept. 12 and will be shared by BIANYS.

The Brain Injury Association of New York State is a statewide nonprofit membership organization that advocates on behalf of people with brain injuries and their families. BIANYS provides education, advocacy and community support services that lead to improved outcomes. Visit bianys.org for more information.

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