Pilot club members were honored by Mayor Mike Allison when he signed a Proclamation proclaiming that March 14-20, 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.
As a service partner in this year round initiative Pilot International and 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. Great Bend 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, stroke, autism and numerous other developmental, emotional and mental disabilities. Members volunteer locally as a major sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, USD 428’s Body Venture program, taking the award winning Brain Minders program to pre-schools and children in the community, as well as being a sponsor of the Tot Spot and supporter of REACH and Relay for Life.
The Great Bend Pilot Club mission is to improve the quality of life in our community. Meetings are held at the Classic Inn on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested is encouraged to join and learn more about Pilot and their aims for brain health, safety and awareness.