June declared brain injury awareness month

Lisa Goudy
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Moose Jaw's Brent Weber, left, walks with Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association president Gordon MacFadden during the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association 'Brain Boogie' in Conner Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.

Awareness is the best way to prevent brain injuries.

At Monday’s council meeting, councillors declared June Brain Injury Awareness Month. It came after a request and presentation from the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association.

The theme of Brain Injury Awareness Month this year is “You Can’t See a Brain Injury.” The focus is to educate the public on the effects of a brain injury.

According to the association, 2,200 people in Saskatchewan acquire a brain injury every year.

In Canada, acquired brain injury is the highest killer and disabler of youth and anyone under the age of 44.

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Organizations: Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Canada

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