Sunday, February 26, 2012

ELSIE and Her Megabrain

by Chuck Jones

The MEGABRAIN and the New Learning Center

We are taking a new approach to increase stroke awareness this year. A year ago we displayed the MEGABRAIN, a large, inflatable, walkthrough model of the human brain, at the Peoria Chiefs baseball game during our June Strikeout Stroke events. This year we are adding a Learning Center, called ELSIE (LC), which will be located in an area near the brain’s exit. Visitors will be able to test their knowledge about strokes and learn a few new things in the process.

 


Here's a picture of the Megabrain I got off the Medical Inflatables web site at: 

http://www.medicalinflatables.com/MEGABrain.aspx





 ELSIE will consist of a sixteen square foot display area holding four laptop computers. The four computers are loaded with the same twelve questions to be answered by multiple choice selections via a convenient keypad. The display will provide space for literature, pictures of previous camps and campers, and trinkets if a sponsor decides to provide any.

ELSIE’s and her MEGABRAIN’s first appearance this year will be March 2nd at the Slap Out Stroke Event at the Maverick’s hockey game in the Independence Events Center, Independence, MO., which is near Kansas City, MO.

Then, ELSIE and her MEGABRAIN will appear again, locally, March 10th,  at the Northwoods Mall in Peoria, Illinois. 

I hope to see all you Peoria area supporters there.

Additional appearances are planned for:

May 26th, Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix, Arizona,

July   in Colorado,

June 1-3 , Kansas City, Missouri, Women’s Health Fair,

August 3rd, Coralville, Iowa, on Tax Free Day,

September 7-9, Kansas City, Missouri, KC Black HealthFair,

April 20th, Murry, Kentucky, Half Marathon Fundraiser

I hope you can make it to one or more of these events.

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