Media Advisory: Join us for a night of Celebration and Hope!

Brain Injury Services hosts annual reception to recognizes our partners, clients, and volunteers.

SPRINGFIELD, VA (March 8th, 2019) — On March 20th, Brain Injury Services invites you to join us to recognize all those who give back to our organization and community through the year. With a spirit of hope and generosity, clients, survivors, family members, and local partners spend hundreds of hours each year making an impact on their lives through volunteerism and philanthropy with Brain Injury Services. 

Every nine seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury while in Virginia, more than 168,000 Virginians are disabled as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

“One day, we hope to have the resources possible to care for everyone in our community who is in need and eligible,” said Denise Hyater. “We would not be able to accomplish our mission without the support of generous volunteers and partners, so we look forward to a night of celebration for all they have accomplished.” 

The Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Location: Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce St., Springfield, VA 22150

Details: The Buffet Dinner begins at 6 PM, Ceremony starts at 6:30 PM

Entertainment: Special entertainment will include A Place to Be owner and music therapist Tom Sweitzer who will perform alongside former BIS client, Forrest Allen. Their Netflix documentary trailer “High Notes” will be shared along with a very special video showcasing BIS Speaker’s Bureau.

The theme for this year is: “Whatever good things we build end up building us,” Jim Rohn.

“Our theme this year is such a great representation of the work we do every single day,” explained Michelle Thyen, Director of Community and Volunteer Engagement. “Our volunteers, partners, and supporters are building blocks for our survivors in their journey; however, in the process of working through their journey, their resilience and determination winds up building us.”

Please RSVP to Aleena Gardezi at if you would like to cover the event.

About Brain Injury Services:

Brain Injury Services helps children and adults with a brain injury build the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life. For over 26 years, Brain Injury Services has been repairing lives, recovering possibility and restoring hope by offering the community innovative programs and services that meet the needs of survivors of brain injuries and their families. Each year, Brain Injury Services assists over 600 individuals and families who have experienced the devastating effects of brain injury, stroke, and concussion. We provide this assistance through core programs, including case management, specialized programs, and multiple support groups. Our services extend throughout Northern Virginia, Fredericksburg, Winchester, and the surrounding counties. Find out more at at

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