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8th Annual ADP Helmet Heroes Memorial Run

This year marks our eighth annual Helmet Heroes Memorial Run, honoring Andrew D. Parmeter. The event will take place on Saturday May 11, 2019.  The event will be held at Mendon Ponds Park. This year marks the addition of two team race categories for fitness centers and students, along with the 5k, 10k and mile fun run.

The run and competitions are an opportunity to raise awareness and educate the public on brain injury and prevention. There will also be other activities that include a silent auction, raffles, food and music.

Check in for runner’s starts at 7:30 a.m. in the Stewart Lodge of Mendon Ponds Park.

Race Times are as follows:

  • 10k begins at 9 a.m.
  • 5k begins at 9:15 a.m.
  • Mile Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

Register for a run at itsyourrace.com, for the fitness and college challenge enter promo code: FITNESS. You can also find more information about the event, including entry fees, age groups and race routes at adp5k.com.

Andrew D. Parmeter was a 2007 graduate of Wayne Central High School. In 2011, Andrew was the passenger in a car accident that left him with severe brain trauma. After three weeks of intensive care he succumbed to his injury. He had a passion for fishing, snowboarding and skateboarding, with the goal of joining the Navy. Had he survived he would have required lifetime support, like that provided by the Hickok Center for Brain Injury.

10th Annual Brain Waves Benefit Event

This year, the tenth Annual Brainwaves benefit event to mark brain injury awareness month and to support the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. will be held. This will take place on Sunday, March 24 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Comedy @ The Carlson. The event will be an opportunity to show support for those impacted by brain injury and celebrate the efforts made to create positive lives for those individuals.   

There will be basket raffles, door prizes, live entertainment provided by Special Blend, and a buffet provided by Comedy @ The Carlson.

Awards will be given to special individuals and groups who have positively impacted the Hickok Center over the past year. The Community Hero Award (Larry Preston), Participant of the Year Award, these individuals will be honored.

Tickets are $20 per person/children under five are free. The Hickok Center welcomes sponsors and donations for the event. For tickets, sponsorship inquires and other information regarding the event call (585) 271-8640 ext. 202.

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Hickok Center Wine Tour

This year, the Second Annual Wine Tour event will take place on September 30, 2017 from 8:45am-6pm. Tickets are $100 and include transportation and lunch. Tastings are $30 more.

The Hickok Center for Brain Injury provides supports to people with brain injuries and other neurological challenges to design and direct their own life journey. All proceeds will benefits the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, located at 114 South Union Street Rochester, NY 14607.

For more information, please call (585)271-8640 x201

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HICKOK CENTER FOR BRAIN INJURY ANNOUNCES 4th ANNUAL CELEBRITY BARTENDER EVENT AT THE STRATHALLAN HOTEL

This year, the Fourth Annual Celebrity Bartending event to raise awareness of brain injury and to benefit the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. will take place on June 21, 2017 from 5-8pm at The Strathallan Hotel in Rochester, NY. This year our celebrity bartenders are: Mark Gruba, John Bulbulia, Brother Wease, Apex Predator, Jacky Spades, Kandy Krusher, Elizabeth Saint Ours, Kyla Minx, and Chris Konya.

The Hickok Center for Brain Injury provides supports to people with brain injuries and other neurological challenges to design and direct their own life journey. All proceeds will benefits the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, located at 114 South Union Street Rochester, NY 14607.

Admission is free and there will be free appetizers and a basket raffle.

For more information, please call (585)271-8640 x201

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8th ANNUAL BRAIN WAVES BENEFIT EVENT

This year, the Eighth Annual Brainwaves event to mark brain injury awareness month and to benefit the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc. will take place on March 26, 2017 from 2-6pm at AJs Tap and Steakhouse in Webster, NY. This year we are honoring Henry (Hank) Jesserer III, Esq for his contribution to the field of brain injury, Bernadette Fall as participant of the year, as well as Rochester Rehab’s one source solution for employing individuals who have overcome brain injuries and have moved towards independence.

The Hickok Center for Brain Injury provides supports to people with brain injuries and other neurological challenges to design and direct their own life journey. All proceeds will benefits the Hickok Center for Brain Injury, located at 114 South Union Street Rochester, NY 14607.

Tickets are $20 per person/Children under 5 are free and are available by calling (585) 271-8640.

The event includes a basket raffle, door prizes, live entertainment, and a buffet. For more information, please call (585)271-8640 x201

 

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Hickok Center Participants Treated to Salon Day

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHAM) – There were some special guests at a Henrietta salon Tuesday. Patients from the Hickok Center for Brain Injury were treated to some pampering at Encore Salon.

“To be able to come to the salon like this and get my haircut for free, I was just so excited when we got here, I couldn’t help but tell Sandra all the time how nice it was to bring us here,” said Jessica Wurtenberg.

Sandra Faison works part time at the salon. She’s also an intern at the Hickok Center, studying social work.

“I thought it would be a great idea to bring a group of the members out to see what it is I do and to have them see what it’s like to express themselves,” said Faison.

The ladies were treated to haircuts and manicures, including Jessica Wurtenberg who suffered a brain injury in a car accident in college.

“I was in a coma for a month, but I have been very blessed with the way that I’ve been able to heal,” said Wurtenberg.

Today, she says, was a special treat.

“It’s a chance for people for brain injuries to get out and do different activities,” said Wurtenberg.

Brenda Pagliari has been living with a brain injury since 1983.

“Nice, I look good,” Pagliari said about her haircut.

That’s the goal, says Faison. She wants the ladies to feel good about themselves.

“It was important to me that they express themselves and they get what they want. It’s a form of them advocating for themselves,” said Faison.