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LLUMC, Centre for Neuro Skills present $3,000 check to CALBIA

Representatives from the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) and Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus (LLUMCEC) display the $3,000 check they presented to the California Brain Injury Association on March 8, 2008.
Representatives from the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) and Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus (LLUMCEC) display the $3,000 check they presented to the California Brain Injury Association on March 8, 2008. From left are DeAnna Gomez, community liaison for CNS; Murray Brandstater, MD, PhD, medical director for the Rehabilitation Institute at LLUMCEC; Mara McCarville, RN, service line director for the rehabilitation institute at LLUMCEC; and Linda K. Mosley, RN, regional marketing director for CNS.
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus (LLUMCEC) joined forces with Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) to present a check in the amount of $3,000 to the California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA) on March 8, 2008, at the second annual Greek Dinner and Dance for Thought at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Long Beach.

The Loma Linda contingent at the event included Murray Brandstater, MD, medical director for the rehabilitation, and Mara McCarville, RN, service line director of the Rehabilitation Institute.

The funds will help CALBIA raise awareness of brain injury and support prevention initiatives in California. Although brain injury affects more people than HIV/ AIDS, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries combined, it does not garner the same degree of media attention as those other disease. An estimated 22,000 Californians are expected to sustain a brain injury this year alone. 

This is the second year that LLUMC and CNS have joined forces to present a portion of the proceeds from their collaborative Annual Neuro Rehab Conference to the CALBIA organization.

By James Ponder

TODAY news for Thursday, April 28, 2008