Mensa Education and Research Foundation celebrates San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
- Jul 5, 2016
Award recognizes outstanding work in the area of human intelligence
ARLINGTON, TEXAS, July 5th, 2016 — The Mensa Foundation presented its Laura Joyner Award to the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation for their work in improving the quality of life for brain injury survivors and their families living in San Diego County.
The award was presented at The Foundation’s annual Colloquium held at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.
According to the SDBIF’s website, every 23 seconds someone suffers a brain injury in the United States. In San Diego, 11,000 people annually are affected by traumatic brain injury. Although there are many medical facilities that help with the initial diagnosis and treatment, SDBIF addresses long-term needs by providing resources including free educational meetings, a brain injury guide, and a hotline with referral and support group information. Foundation Trustee Eldon Romney presented the award to SDBIF’s executive staff members, Stephanie Bidegain and Susan Hansen at the event.
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The Mensa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on intelligence and giftedness in the community at large. It's mission supports two of the three stated purposes shared by all Mensa organizations, to identify and foster intelligence for the benefit of humanity and to encourage research into the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence. The Mensa Foundation pursues these goals, in partnership with American Mensa and/or Mensa International where appropriate, with resources donated by Mensans and non-Mensans alike and aspire to use the intelligence of Mensans and non-Mensans to make the world a better place. For more information about the Mensa Foundation, visit mensafoundation.org or call (817) 607-5577.