4439 1/2 E. Village Road, Long Beach, CA 90808
Happy Holidays

The Betty Clooney Center wishes everybody happy and healthy opportunities during this holiday season. A big �Thank You� goes to all of the people who have helped us this year. We wouldn�t be so successful without you.Mother and Daughter

Our thanks go out to our donors, volunteers, friends, and staff in the agencies with whom we work.

It is your dedication that gives so much to all of the people we help � Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury. We are so grateful for all that you can give.

Soldier in Tanks Man in Wheelchair




30 Years Blue Ribbon

In 2013 the Betty Clooney Center will be celebrating 30 years of excellent service to the community of survivors of TBI. We hope to keep in touch, be of service and be a resource for you for many, many more years.




We Can Help!

Group of Professional People

Let us help you with TBI Resources, getting ready for a job
finding TBI Support Groups near you, or helping you if you�re in crisis.

We�re here to help! 562-938-9005 Our email: info@bcftbi.org

You can also find us on the web at www.bcftbi.org




Something of Interest

Bryant Gumbel HBO has a series on athletes and brain injuries. It�s called �Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel� http://www.hbo.com/#/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel

HBO says, �More than five years into the concussion crisis that plagues the American football landscape, everyone agrees on one thing: Fewer hits to the head is better for the health of the players. HBO�s REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg uncovers troubling new research showing how the amount of brain trauma suffered in college is rewiring the brains of some of these student-athletes, making it difficult to fulfill their primary role as a student.�




Did You Know!

Women Falling

The CDC http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/ says that the leading cause of TBI in older people is Falls --- 35% of all TBI are caused by falls. Most of these falls are in the home and these people could be your parents, grandparents and friends. The aging of the baby boomers makes expectations of an increase for this group grow.

The 4 leading causes of TBI among all age groups are:

  • Falls (35.2%)
  • Motor vehicle --- traffic (17.3%)
  • Struck by/against events (16.5%)
  • Assaults (10%)
Brain Wrapping in Gauze



Pointsettia

Friends,

We depend on your support. Your gift, no matter in what amount, makes a big difference. Most people don�t know how important they are to the Betty Clooney Center and to the people we serve who receive a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Man Repairing Bike
TBI Survivor who enrolled in our
Job Readiness program is now
working in a bike shop
  • IMAGINE what life would be like if we couldn�t answer the call of a survivor of TBI or their family member when they need help and support and are in crisis!
  • IMAGINE we weren�t here to give information and resources to survivors of TBI!
  • IMAGINE how hard it would be for a survivor of TBI to try to find a job without the support of our specialized team of staff to help.
  • IMAGINE how much survivors of TBI need your generosity during their most vulnerable period of life!

So, please include the Betty Clooney Center in your giving this season. Every contribution counts.

http://www.bcftbi.org/donate.asp



Thank You

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