Making a difference for those affected by hydrocephalus since 2007.
What is hydrocephalus?
It is a build-up of fluid in the cavities deep within the brain. This extra fluid puts pressure on the brain and can cause brain damage. It’s most common in infants and older adults. Hydrocephalus is a life-threatening condition that affects approximately 1 million Americans.
The Brainy Day 5K was created to raise money in an effort to help those affected by hydrocephalus. The mission was to not only help families, but also create research grants for medical professionals looking to end this affliction.
After donating nearly $75,000 to local organizations that shared the similar mission, the Brainy Day Fund was established. This helped Brainy Day gain even more awareness and the event grew over the next few years.
The Brainy Day Trail Run is now part of Tris4Health‘s family of events, which will continue the mission that started 15 years ago. Now hosted at Mosquito Creek Trails, the event offers 5K, 10K and 10 Mile distances for all level of runners.
A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation of Michigan.
”I am thrilled to have Tris4Health, who is as compassionate and committed to Brainy Day Trail Run as I am, take over the management of the race. Moving forward, I will continue to be involved as a volunteer, loyal participant and advocate for the hydrocephalic community. Together, we can continue to have a positive impact on the lives of those affected by hydrocephalus.Veronica ConstantineBrainy Day Founder