The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) is pleased to announce the return of its annual Walk & Roll fundraiser events. This year, BIA-MA ends the walk season at the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, MA for their third and final event on Saturday, September 29 starting at 9:30am.
Participants throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod areas are encouraged to attend as BIA-MA returns to the same venue as last year’s event in southeastern Massachusetts. Residents can register as individuals, set up a team, start a fundraising page or provide a one-time donation. The official page for the event can be found at https://give.classy.org/WalkRollCape.
“We are so grateful to all our participants, staff, and volunteers for coming together on another successful Walk & Roll season thus far,” BIA-MA Executive Director Nicole Godaire said. “We invite everyone throughout the South Shore to join us for our final walk of the season at the beautiful Cape Cod Canal.”
The Lipton family are returning participants this year with Team Eva. Eva Lipton suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after being involved in a car accident in 2012, where she was in the passenger seat. Eva spent six months in the ICU before she moved to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where the Lipton family met Marilyn Spivak, founder of BIA-MA, and began to learn about the organization. They have remained very active since, attending the Annual Brain Injury Conference as well as participating in past Walk & Roll events, where Team Eva has been one of the top fundraisers.
“[BIA-MA] is doing very valuable work, advocating on behalf of people with brain injuries. This is a substantial population that’s terribly under-served, so the work done by [BIA-MA] is vitally important,” said Ivan Lipton, Eva’s father.
Rebecca Lipton, Eva’s mother, went on to add that some of their greatest struggles following the accident were finding resources and support to help access the care Eva needs, citing BIA-MA as a “tremendously helpful resource.” The Lipton family is excited to return with Team Eva for this year’s Walk & Roll.
“We’re looking forward to a pleasant walk along the Cape Cod Canal with so many great people from Team Eva, as well as all of the other wonderful participating survivors and their families and friends,” Rebecca said.
BIA-MA is the first and oldest organization in the state to offer support and resources to brain injury survivors and their families. They provide prevention programs, educational trainings, legislative advocacy and resources for survivors and their families.