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Brain Injury Association
Fashion Show

Well Hooray For Hollywood. As we all know The Academy
 Awards were this past February and many Oscars were handed

Well one day before Oscar Night a great organization hosted
 fun-filled Academy Awards Themed fashion Show.

On Saturday February 24, 2007 at The Drury Lane - Oakbrook
in Oak Brook Terrance Illinois, The Brain Injury Association held
 their annual Fashion Show. This Fashion Show featured a boutique,
 the raffling of Gift Baskets with names of Movies, a delicious luncheon,
 and a full Fashion Show will several designers displaying their fashions, designers coming from The Oak Brook Mall. Designers included -Sigrid
 Olsen, Lucy, and Priscilla of Boston and After Hours Formal Wear

The event featured two special honorary co-host, Theresa Gutierrez of ABC 7 News and Jennifer Keiper of WLS Radio both survivors of a Brain Injury.

This event was hosted by Ellen herself and featured several specials
 Awards, including best song and of course best movie. At this event,
The Brain Injury Association of Illinois premiered their Promotional and informational video produced by Chris Sato from Four Door Productions
at this Fashion Show, as well their official song Its My Brain performed
and composed by Singer/Songwriter Martin Bautista. Both Video and song where honored with a special award.

The Brain Injury Association of Illinois (BIA of IL) is a
not-for-profit, statewide membership organization
 comprised of people with brain injuries, family
 members, friends and professionals. BIA of IL is
part of a network of brain injury associations across
 the United States, and is a subsidiary of the national
Brain Injury Association, Inc. (BIA) which was founded
in 1980. The BIA of IL is the only organization in Illinois
 serving individuals with TBI (Traumatic brain injury
), their
 families and professionals who treat them and is dedicated
to providing information, advocacy, and support.

                This is accomplished through:

Acting as an information and resource clearinghouse

Sponsoring annual educational programming

Facilitation of statewide support groups

Hosting adult and pediatric recreational camps

Actively participating in legislative advocacy

Fostering prevention awareness

Encouraging research.

Their intention is to assist in developing communication channels
between families and professionals in a way that; improves relationships
and cooperation, enhances team work and helps reduce the possibility
 for future resentments through proper communication.

Check this segment out as both an internet special and on cable in May 2007.

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