Pilot club members were honored by Mayor Mike Allison when he signed a Proclamation proclaiming that March 11-17 was Brain Awareness Week.
What is Brain Awareness Week? The Brain Awareness Week campaign unites families, schools, and communities in a worldwide celebration of the brain. The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives founded the now-global campaign in 1996. Since its start, more than 2,800 partners in 82 countries have participated in the campaign. The Society for Neuroscience and many others serve as partners. Neuroscience education and outreach is encouraged year-round.
In this year round initiative the Great Bend Pilot club serves to advance Pilot International’s local, national and international purpose and goals for education to communities regarding protecting your brain for life. The Pilot Club volunteer members conduct programs, projects, and fundraisers that include many areas of charitable service at the local level. With emphasis supporting the overall service focus of Pilot International: brain safety, brain research, and assistance to those with brain-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, chemical dependency, traumatic brain injuries, brain cancer, autism and numerous other developmental, emotional and mental disabilities.