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Big Success For Inaugural Food For Thought Benefitting BIASC

The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) introduced its brand new event, Food for Thought, on Thursday, May 2. Many guests, including Lt. Governor Pamela Evette and a prestigious panel, were in attendance to help the BIASC’s mission to bring awareness to the seriousness of brain injury and, in turn, help persons with brain injuries and their families through prevention, research, education, and advocacy.

“Thank you to all who attended and supported our first annual Food for Thought at the South Carolina State Museum earlier this month. The support from the people in the Midlands region was tremendous,” says Joyce Davis, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina.

Food for Thought included special guests South Carolina Lt. Governor Pamela Evette; Judi Gatson with WIS-TV who served as Emcee for the evening; Representative Chip Huggins of Lexington County; John Kasik, director of sports medicine for the University of South Carolina athletics; Dr. Ashley Harbin with Lakeside Psychological Services; Dr. George Wham, head athletic trainer for Pelion High School; Dr. Thomas Seastrunk, a TBI survivor; and Summer James of Cumulus B 106.7. A panel discussion focusing on concussions as recognized traumatic brain injuries was the topic of conversation throughout the event.

“The work that the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina does is so important, and I am honored to help in continuing its mission to better the lives of so many South Carolinians who live with brain injuries,” said Lt. Governor Pamela Evette.

During the event, 77 resource bags were funded. The “trauma bags” will go to Level 1 Trauma Centers who care for severe traumatic brain injured patients. The bags serve as a resource for families navigating the next steps after a brain injury occurs.