Ride for Your Mind October 12

Traumatic Brain Injury Service in West Tennessee provides unparalleled assistance to those surviving brain injury and their families. The Ride For Your Mind was organized in 2004 as a volunteer driven fundraising event to heighten awareness about the prevalence and effects of brain injury, which is the leading cause of death and disability in children in the United States. It is also an opportunity to promote prevention of brain injury by wearing a helmet.

Ride For Your Mind is a 20, 40 & 60 mile bike ride (and Walk for Thought) to benefit Traumatic Brain Injury Services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Johnson Road Park located at 2970 Johnson Road in Germantown. The bike ride will begin at the main pavilion; wind around the lake and onto the Greenway where bikers will find well-supported SAG stops with refreshments. Bikers may register online at www.memphishightailers.com. Event day registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. and the bike ride will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Brain injury survivors and their families/friends who wish to participate in the Walk for Thought will register on-site and cheer the bikers on at the beginning of the Ride. There is no required distance and the area is paved. The Walk is a way for TBI survivors to show their appreciation to those participating in the bike ride and for the bikers to meet some of the people who directly benefit from their support.

Proceeds from Ride For Your Mind (and Walk for Thought) have helped Traumatic Brain Injury Service to donate books on TBI and PTSD to Memphis/Shelby Public Library; award stipends for brain injury survivors to attend the statewide conference and/or summer camp; purchase “brain helmets” to promote injury prevention; and provide Brain Injury Survivor I.D. Cards to individuals with brain injury.  

For additional information, please contact Carolyn Chambers, TBI Service Coordinator at (901) 545-8487 or by email at cchambers@the-med.org.