Event to Raise Funds for Continued Rehabilitation for Stroke & Brain Injury Survivors
Raleigh, NC – BELIEVE – Stroke Recovery Foundation will be hosting its inaugural BELIEVE – Stroke Recovery Foundation Bash on Sept. 14, 2023 from 5-8 pm at Whitaker and Atlantic in Raleigh. The goal of the event is to raise funds to provide additional physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech language pathology (SLP) and equipment to qualified stroke and brain injury survivors whose insurance coverage has run out and who would benefit from continued therapy.
Though tickets for the BELIEVE Bash sold out in record timing, there are still exciting ways for the community to get involved. The nonprofit has lined up an impressive selection of silent auction items for bidding, such as a trip to New York City with Broadway theater tickets, 150th Kentucky Derby trip for two, stunning gold David Yurman earrings, a custom Cakebread Cellars 50th Anniversary wine selection and more! During the event, guests can also participate in raffles and games of chance – all for a good cause. The hope is that guests will enjoy great fellowship while coming together to support Stroke and Brain Injury Warriors on their road to recovery.
“We’re so excited to host our first-ever BELIEVE Bash!” exclaimed founder, Michael Erwin. “As a stroke survivor, I understand the challenges that can arise while you’re working to regain mobility and strength. We believe strongly that financial hardships should not be one of those challenges and we hope to help as many survivors as we can.”
Most stroke and brain injury survivors have insurance policies that typically cover two months’ worth of rehabilitation in a calendar year. Though this is the industry standard, it’s not nearly enough therapy. Few organizations offer financial support to help stroke and brain injury survivors continue needed rehabilitation – which is why BELIEVE – Stroke Recovery Foundation (BSRF) was founded. The organization works with local, vetted out-patient rehabilitation centers to evaluate how much additional therapy would be beneficial, then provides grants to qualified survivors to ensure they have funds needed for optimal recovery.
“This grant is a tremendous blessing,” explained Mary, whose sister received financial assistance from BSRF. “It’s such a help to know that there are organizations out there that want you to get better. It’s made a great difference in her life.”
BSRF is grateful to friends, community organizations, small businesses and corporations who have stepped up to support this inaugural event. This year’s event sponsors include: BizCom Global, LLC; Gentle Family Dentistry; Heroux & Company, LLP; New Home Inc.; Pinnacle Financial Partners; R&R Development Group of NC, LLC; The Montague Family; York Properties, Inc.; the Erwin Family/Patricia Erwin Memorial Grant; Meridian Waste; Thomas, Judy & Tucker, PA and Wells Fargo Advisors.
The BELIEVE Bash silent auction will be available for bidding beginning September 4. To peruse the unique line-up of items, register today here, then begin bidding on September 4! For more information, or to donate to support Stroke and Brain Injury Warriors, please click here.
About BELIEVE – Stroke Recovery Foundation
BELIEVE – Stroke Recovery Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in North Carolina that partners with local, vetted out-patient rehabilitation centers to provide additional physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech language pathology (SLP) and equipment to qualified stroke and brain injury survivors whose insurance coverage has run out and who would benefit from continued therapy. The result is a survivor who receives PT, OT or SLP that he/she needs, without facing the financial burden of additional rehabilitation sessions. Learn more at www.BelieveSRF.org.
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