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National Concussion Awareness Day ®- NationalConcsussionAwarenessDay.Com
Our mission is to start a conversation to increase concussion awareness nationally, raise funds for brain injury charitable organizations and show support for those suffering though social media, community events and press coverage of National Concussion Awareness Day.

Our vision is that those suffering the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries feel supported by their community and feel empowered to share their story, connect with one another and act to raise global consciousness of the concussion epidemic.

National Concussion Awareness Day ® was founded in 2016 by Brooke Mills, who suffered a concussion as a freshman in high school. Concussions have become an epidemic in the United States, with millions of mild traumatic brain injuries happening each year. The purpose of National Concussion Awareness Day ® is to create an opportunity for public discussion of this issue. By raising awareness of the importance of recognizing a concussion, treating it appropriately and supporting the injured we can positively impact lives across the country.

National Concussion Awareness Day ® is a chance for health care practitioners, teachers, coaches and parents to connect and discuss baseline testing, signs and symptoms and the social and emotional issues that can result from mild traumatic brain injury. Health care professionals, non-profit organizations and support groups from across the United States will be participating in the seventh annual National Concussion Awareness Day ® on Friday, September 15, 2023. National Concussion Awareness Day has been recognized by the Unites States Congress. National Concussion Awareness Day will be recognized on the third Friday of each September yearly and is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In 2019 a bipartisan resolution was introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recognizing September 20, 2019 as National Concussion Awareness Day. The resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9) and Don Bacon (R-NE-2). ​We invite you to participate in National Concussion Awareness Day ® in one of three easy ways in 2023:

1. Share your story! Spread concussion awareness by sharing your story with your local newspaper, TV or radio station (see our sample below to create your own easy press release). Or you can simply share your story on your own social media. Remember to use the hashtag #nationalconcussionawarenessday

2. Create an educational opportunity. You can host an information table at your school, library or public place. Or invite a local concussion expert as a speaker to your school, work or community group. The BIAA is providing downloadable information sheets free of charge – use them for your information table or as an event handout (see below).

3. Host your own fundraiser to benefit the brain injury charity of your choice. You can have a bake sale, host a restaurant fundraiser, start a social media donation page or even host a car wash. Be creative and have fun with your fundraiser. Send your fundraiser proceeds, indicating “National Concussion Awareness Day” on your check, to your favorite local, state or national injury charity or consider supporting BIAA:
Brain Injury Association of America
PO Box 7416
Merrifield, VA 22116-7416

4. Educate yourself at or take the BIAA and TeachAids “Crash Course” for free at