Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thank You For A Great Final Meeting For 2011!!

I'd like to thank everyone who attended our final meeting for 2011!  It was great seeing everyone and having a nice party to end the year.  Great conversation as well.

Looking forward to 2011--please check out our posted schedule for 2012 & feel free to drop by on any of our meetings!  Everyone is welcome, including children.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Final Meeting for 2011

I can't believe that Saturday (December 17th) will be the final meeting for 2011!  The year has gone by so fast.  We are expecting some out of area friends and members for the meeting, which is always nice.  As always, we would love to see new faces as well.

I'm looking forward to 2012.  Lots of interesting things on the horizon for us, the least of which isn't Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Open House at Museum of History And Industry (MOHAI) on March 7th.  It is always a fun and interesting outreach event.  As always, hoping for lots of things to giveaway to the kids.  The event is just part of an awareness program put on by the University of Washington, to help raise awareness for kids from about 4th - 12th grade.

There are some tentitive projects in the works for next year, which have lots of promise for our outreach and awareness.

Look forward to seeing as many people at the final meeting & in 2012!

Friday, December 9, 2011


The Hydrocephalus Support Group meets in the Casey Room at Swedish Hospital's Cherry Hill Campus, 17th & Jefferson, Seattle, from 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm on the third Saturday of each month.  The dates for the year are:


We love having drop ins to meetings and welcome anyone with an interest or questions about hydrocephalus and living with the condition.  Children are welcome.  We offer moral support and information to families, friends, caregivers and those (of all ages) living with hydrocephalus.


Just got notification of the 2012 BAW Open House date and time.  It will be on March 7, 2012, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), south of the UW campus.  We are looking forward to seeing the kids from Western Washington schools to raise awareness of the condition of hydrocephalus.

We are also looking at more possibilities for our booth, from having more information and giveaway items to having shunt reps to demonstrate how shunts work and answer questions.

Last year's event was such a great success, we hope to build on that in 2012!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Brain Awareness Event On March 1st!

Hard to believe that the annual Brain Awareness Event is next Tuesday!  How time flies.  We should have lots of information available for the kids attending, as well as the teachers and parents.  There is always stuff that doesn't happen as you want it to, but things are looking good.  Checking off everything from the list to make sure we don't get caught short.

The packages of 'stuff' for our booth have been coming in the mail pretty regularly.  It is like Christmas in February.  None of the packages are being opened until we get to the event, so I keep looking, longingly, w/great anticipation, at every unopened box.  Tuesday is so close now!

Already thinking of next year's event!  What can we do to improve on this year's event.  Hopefully members who can't attend this year's event will be able to come next year.  They will certainly be missed this year.


Monday, February 21, 2011

February 2011 Meeting

Very productive meeting.  We discussed plans for the March 1, 2011 Brain Awareness open house even at MOHAI.  We have LOTS of literature to hand out, from various sources.  We are expecting at least one representative from Medtronic, one of the shunt manufacturers.  At last count there will be 650-700 middle & high school kids at the event.  Sign up for the event closed a few days ago.  Really looking forward to it.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Meeting Schedule - 2011

Sat  2/19/2011 12:45PM  to  3:00PM 
Sat  3/19/2011 12:45PM to  3:00PM 
Sat  4/16/2011 12:45PM  to  3:00PM 
Sat  5/21/2011 12:45PM  to 3:00PM 
Sat  6/18/2011 12:45PM  to 3:00PM 
Sat  7/16/2011 12:45PM to 3:00PM 
Sat  8/20/2011 12:45PM to 3:00PM 
Sat  9/17/2011 12:45PM to 3:00PM 
Sat  10/15/2011 12:45PM  to 3:00PM 
Sat  11/19/2011 12:45PM  to 3:00PM 
Sat  12/17/2011 12:45PM  to 3:00PM 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Update For Brain Awareness Event & New Listing with

Update:  KOMO TV will be sending us a limited supply of mousepads to hand out at the booth.  The date of the Brain Awareness event (BAW) is March 11th.  It will be at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).  We're hoping to get more 'stuff' for the booth soon.

New Listing:  Just listed us at new site for veterans.  I wanted to let those families, friends, caregivers and veterans know about our group and the monthly meeting.  I'm hoping that we get some response from veterans in the Pacific NW.

Next Meeting:  Our next meeting is February 19th, from 12:45 - 3:00 pm in the Casey Room at Swedish Hospital's Cherry Hill Campus (17th & Jefferson).  As always, drop ins and kids are welcome.  There is street parking and the parking garage.  There is very limited free parking near the hospital.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Working On Getting Donations & Volunteers For Brain Awareness Open House in March

Spent this week planning for our first meeting of 2011!  I also worked on getting donations, volunteers and suggestions for our booth at this year's Brain Awareness Open House.  Can't believe that this will be our 14th (?) year participating in the event!  Look forward to seeing all the middle and high school kids at the event, as always.  Every year it is so rewarding being able to let them know how complex & resilient the brain is!

Still looking for more suggestions to make the booth the best it can possibly be.

I'll be posting our 2011 meeting schedule shortly.