Call for Personal Stories AND for Speakers

BIST Brain Injury Awareness Event June 16th, 2011

Here’s your chance to tell your story to an audience that may never have heard of acquired brain injury.  We are hoping to collect enough personal stories to create a booklet for distribution at the Awareness Event.

We are also looking to choose two speakers to tell their stories at the Brain Injury Awareness Event .  We expect an audience of approximately 30 people.

Who is eligible?  Any survivor or family member who is a member of BIST (membership is $5/year for survivors) can submit their story.  If you want to speak at the event, you must be able to commit to attend the June Event.  (You can ask someone to tell your story on your behalf)

What kind of speech or story?  Your speech must be pre-written, about 10-15 minutes in length, and convey a positive message about brain injury.  Please note that the Speakers Series will take place in a small tent, not on the main stage.

How do I enter?  Submit your story in writing to info@bist.ca by April 1st, 2011.  Be sure to include your name and contact information.

What happens next?  The BIST Awareness Committee members will choose the stories for inclusion in the booklet. 

For the Speakers Series, the committee will choose 4 candidates, and invite them to speak at a BIST Monday Community Meeting.  They will be the only entrants who are contacted individually, but the results will be posted on the BIST website www.bist.ca

 The audience at the meeting will then choose the winning two candidates, and they will be the featured speakers at the June Awareness Event.

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