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The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
8th Annual Gala

On March 12, 2014, The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey held its 8th Annual Brain Injury Gala which is celebrating its 30th Becky Quick and Harrison GordonAnniversary.  The Honorary Chair and Mistress of Ceremonies was Rebecca “Becky” Quick, the Co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box”.    Harrison J. Gordon, was co-founder of this original event, and served as Co-Chair this year.   The Co-chair was Anthony Cuzzola of the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.  Barbara Geiger-Parker, President and CEO of the Brain Injury Alliance was also in attendance and gave an inspiring speech. 

Mr.  Gordon, a nationally recognized pioneer brain injury attorney and advocate, has been involved with the Brain Injury Alliance for over twenty two years and has served on its Board of Trustees from 2003 to the present Mr.  Gordon presented Richard Spengler, Executive Vice President of Investors Bank with a leadership award.  The Brain Injury Alliance has been providing programs and services to those with brain injuries and their families.  The event was held at the Hanover Marriot in Whippany, New Jersey in which over 200 people were in attendance. 

Among the attendees were people with brain injuries and their families, physicians, medical providers involved in brain rehabilitation as well as supporters from the business community.  The event also honored Bruce M.  Gans, M.D., Excutive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation a nationally recognized as one of the best rehabilitation facilities.

Leadership Awards were awarded to
prominent leaders with Kessler Institute and Investors Bank.

Harrison Presenting Awards

Harrison Gorson Speaking at the BIANJ 2014



Of the 1.4 million TBI victims each year:
50,000 die;
235,000 are hospitalized; and
1.1 million are treated and then released from an emergency department


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  • Falls

  • Struck by or against events

  • Assaults



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