Help Support Brain Injury Awareness at the 9th Annual Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast

Andrew D. Gowdown March 6, 2020

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. As attorneys, we frequently represent clients who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We know firsthand how devastating they can be. Trauma to the brain has an unpredictable, and often debilitating, impact. In an instant, everything about the victim can change, affecting them, their families, and their community. In some cases, it’s not even apparent that a brain injury has occurred. The signs and symptoms become clear over time, potentially months after the original incident.

The Brain Injury Association of America outlines a few sobering statistics:

  • Annual direct and indirect TBI costs are estimated at $48-56 billion.
  • There are about 235,000 hospitalizations for TBI every year, which is more than 20 times the number of hospitalizations for spinal cord injuries.
  • Every year, 80,000-90,000 people experience the onset of long-term or lifelong disabilities associated with TBI.
  • The mortality rate for TBI is 30 per 100,000, or an estimated 50,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. Of those who die, 50 percent do so within the first two hours of their injury.
  • Deaths from head injuries account for 34 percent of all traumatic deaths.

This year, Rosen Hagood is once again proud to sponsor the 9th Annual Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast to support the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC)! The event will take place Saturday, March 14 at the Cruise Terminal in downtown Charleston, 196 Concord Street.

Shuck-A-Rama is the BIASC’s primary fundraiser this year and is sure to be a great time! Attendees will enjoy live music from the Green Thieves, fresh oysters, chicken bog, and a cash bar. There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items available from local businesses in Charleston and throughout South Carolina.

Funds from ticket sales and the silent auction will allow BIASC to continue to create a better future for South Carolinians through brain injury prevention, research, education, and advocacy. To learn more, or purchase tickets, click here. Help us teach people about, and hopefully prevent once and for all, these tragic injuries.