Brain injury walkathon set in Selma

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 30, 2006

To the Editor:

On Saturday morning, Nov. 4, 2006, at 9 a.m., members of the Pilot Club of Selma and members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, along with high school students from local schools, will participate in an Alabama Head Injury Foundation Walkathon at Bloch Park.

Traumatic Brain Injury is the No. 1 cause of death and disability for children and young adults. In Alabama, more than 10,000 people per year receive a brain injury.

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More than 1,500 are permanently disabled. The cost of care, service and or rehabilitation for a severely injured survivor can exceed $4 million within 10 years.

The money raised from contributions of those who sponsor volunteer walkers will be used locally to provide services and programs for people with Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury and their families.

Thank you very much.

Kitty Singley

Pilot Club of Selma