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Pilot Club holds Brain Power Walk
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Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend display a banner at the courthouse square Saturday, Oct. 1, to promote Brain Awareness Month. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Members of the Pilot Club of Great Bend took a stroll around the courthouse downtown square Saturday, Oct. 1, to promote Brain Awareness Month.

Member Betty Schneider explained, "The Pilot International Brain Power Walk is an annual walk that happens around the world in every Pilot community on the first Saturday of every October. Our slogan this year is, ‘All Pilots throughout the world, one day ... protecting your brain for life.’

"Our unity of purpose is to bring awareness of our hometown Pilot Club and to promote our mission to serve those with brain-related disorders and disabilities. Our focus is to improve the lives of those affected with traumatic brain injuries, autism, Alzheimer, mental disorders, developmental disabilities and neurological related disease."

Great Bend Pilots are all about friendship, service and fun, Schneider said.

Brain Power affects everything Pilots do from:

their Brainminders educational programs on brain injury prevention for children and adults,

scholarships to students interested in a career in brain-related professions,

grants to purchase equipment for brain-related facilities in our community such as Wiis for Great Bend Regional Hosiptial, Sunflower Diversified Services, Great Bend Recreation Center and the aquatic lift at Club One Fitness, and

public service programs and volunteering in the community.