Brain Injury Awareness Week


Support JMB Foundation during
Brain Injury Awareness Week

This week is Brain Injury Awareness Week so there’s no better time to get on board and sign up to support JMB in the 2015 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday 18 October.

Register online – here – to run (or walk if you like) and make sure you join the JMB team for your event.  We’ll give you a free JMB t-shirt or singlet to wear on the day.  Then set up your fundraising page – here – and link it to our JMB team fundraising page – here – you’ll be on your way to helping the JMB Foundation achieve its goal of providing much-needed financial support that helps with care, therapy and equipment costs for James and other young Australian who, like him, suffer from acquired brain injury.

Joel Taylor, James’ friend and rehabilitation worker at Austin Street, has started his Melbourne Marathon fundraising campaign this week and it’s going amazingly well! Joel is at number 5 in the top 10 individual fundraisers for the Marathon Festival, and because he has linked his individual fundraising page to the JMB team page, JMB is sitting at number 4.  This is GREAT for raising awareness about the JMB Foundation.


Joel Taylor is running the half marathon for James Macready-Bryan.

If you’re not into running but you would like to support us, there’s another way you can help.  We are looking for volunteers to assist on the day with the management of the event.  We need people who can work as course marshals, supervising intersections along the route to ensure that traffic, pedestrians, and most importantly, runners, know exactly where they should and shouldn’t be heading.  We also need people to work at drinks stations, to hand out water to thirsty runners as they pass.  It’s an early start on the day – in most cases you’ll need to be in your position by 6am – so this is a job for those who don’t mind rising before the sun does.

The Foundation receives a donation for every volunteer recruited, so by participating you are actively supporting JMB and enabling us to continue to provide funds to assist ABI sufferers, their families and their carers.  If you want to sign up, or if you would like more information, please email

You can help as well simply by making a donation to JMB – here.  Every contribution, no  matter how small, helps us to help young men and women with an ABI.  We really appreciate your support.