On June 4, the ninth annual Brain Awareness Walk and barbecue was a success. We enjoyed a beautiful day in Kenai. Kenai Mayor Pat Porter and her friend, Ranger, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley and assembly President Gary Superman were on hand to help support group founder Richard Warrington and lead the walk.
Following the walk, a barbecue was held at the softball park pavilion. The Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury support group, which meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Independent Living Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road, sponsored the barbecue and walk.
We would like to thank all the community sponsors for their donations to help prevent brain injury. Thanks to the Kenai Elks Lodge for donating its kitchen for food preparation; Fred Meyer; Save-U More; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.; TriStar Distributors; Regal Foods; Three Bears; Ace Automotive; Hutchings Chevrolet; Country Auto; Reger’s Garage; Stubs Office Supply; A Better Fit; Koob Chiropractic; Toutonghi Speech, Language and Cognitive Therapy; Wells Fargo Bank employees; and all those who came and participated in the walk and enjoyed the barbecue. Thank you all.
The funds raised are used to buy helmets for the Helmet For Life program and educational materials for the Don’t Be a Dum-dum Brain Injury Prevention. These presentations are offered to junior high and high schools students.
We join our voice with the SafeKids campaign in wishing a happy and safe summer. Think safety.
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