6th Annual Fundraising event benefits the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA)

Toronto, Ontario – May 3, 2011 – For the past six years, the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) and the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) have co-hosted a special gathering to celebrate the members who work together for a very important and relevant cause: to support those in the community who are living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI), along with their families, friends and caregivers, through advocacy, education, and services.

Online PR News – 09-June-2011 – – June is Brain Injury Awareness Month
On June 16, once again law firms, rehabilitation hospitals, caregivers, family, friends, and people affected with brain injury will aim to raise awareness of brain injury in Toronto, Ontario by participating in the 7th annual ‘Mix and Mingle for Brain Injury’. Already this year, OBIA and BIST have secured over 25 sponsors and $50,000.00 in sponsorship revenue alone, and tickets are already almost 70 % sold.

Revenue generated from this event will support programs and services offered by OBIA and BIST including:

• Special seminars and workshops that support brain injury survivors and their families
• Community meetings and social events
• Caregiver support and mentorship programs

This year’s Mix and Mingle event will be held at the Rosewater Room, 19 Toronto Street in downtown Toronto from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on June 16, 2011. To purchase tickets, please call 800-263-5404 or email twilcox@obia.on.ca before June 1st to get the early bird price!

The Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) is a volunteer run, grassroots organization. BIST supports acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors and their family members living in the city of Toronto. To find out more visit: www.bist.ca

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) provides support services, professional development programs and community involvement. To find out more visit www.obia.ca