“The Most Enjoyable and Well-Planned MAD Yet!”
—Testimonial from attendee at her fifth Meningioma Awareness Day
On April 27 and 28, 2012, the Brain Science Foundation organized Meningioma Awareness Day: Inform, Interact, Inspire. Aligning with National Brain Tumor Awareness Month in May, the BSF designed the event to offer participants a full day of educational presentations, lectures, and opportunities to meet others.
One-on-One: Your Questions Answered held the first night was a big success, with 15 medical experts made available for 150 attendees to ask questions and discuss their conditions. “It was great having the chance to meet one-on-one with surgeons in a relaxed setting, where they could talk about my condition in a more casual setting,” one attendee noted. Later that evening Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin gave a heartfelt talk on succeeding in the face of adversity, while also signing books afterward.
Saturday’s main program provided 200 attendees with a wealth of clinical, research, well being, and personal testimonials concerning meningiomas, from diagnosis to treatment to living life to the fullest.
An initial review of the evaluations showed more than 95% of attendees reporting they were very happy with the event. “I can’t thank you enough for this day,” one attendee shared with us. “Being able to connect with so many others in places just like me was invaluable.”