ARLINGTON, TEXAS (July 5, 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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For more than 40 years, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation has been a strong voice in supporting intelligence. The Foundation fosters the best and brightest through scholarships and awards, and encourages research and intellectual inquiry through the Mensa Research Journal and various Colloquiums. Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Mensa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and is funded by American Mensa, Mensa members and other charitable donations. To learn more about the Foundation, visit mensafoundation.org.