March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, recognized nationally across America, and Wednesday, March 13 is Congressional Brain Injury Awareness Day. Opportunity Project of Millburn is gearing up for its 18th annual BlueJean Day and other Brain Injury Awareness activities.

Did you know that the CDC estimates between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the U.S. each year. For young people ages 15—24, sports are the 2nd leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after motor vehicle accidents. TBI due to concussion can be prevented.  Learn the facts.

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Many activities are planned throughout March focusing on concussion awareness and prevention, while raising funds for Opportunity Project’s programs.  Please join as participant in educating the community about brain injury awareness.

BlueJean Day takes place all month long!  BlueJean Day is a simple and fun event for companies to promote brain injury awareness for their employees and raise funds for Opportunity Project at the same time. Companies designate a day for employees to wear jeans to work.  You can join as a sponsor or simply as a participant.  Download the registration form or register online.

New this year, FlyWheel Fitness is hosting a “Spin-A-Thon” at 6:30pm to raise awareness about brain injury. The spin class will be taught by one of their most popular instructors, Gina Racz!  Download the registration form or register online.  Young adults ages 13 and up can participate, as long as this permission form  is completed.

Also new this year, Rock-N-Joe in Millburn will also be holding a brain injury awareness day on 3/13/13.  They will be donating 20% of each guest check that day to Opportunity Project provided the customer provides this flyer.

Wednesday, 3/20/13 will be our 2nd annual “FUNdraising event at CPK in the Mall at Short Hills.  CPK will donate 20% of each guest check that day to Opportunity Project provided the customer provides this flyer.

The Mission of Opportunity Project is to empower persons with brain injuries to achieve:

▪                Self Esteem

▪                Self Determination

▪                Personal Growth

▪                Independence

▪                Attainment of Their Full Potential

Opportunity Project will accomplish its mission by establishing a place and developing programs through a collaborative partnership among people with brain injury, their families, staff and the community.