Sharing. Caring. Community.
All three of those elements were in full effect at Valleyfest, the iconic community festival, 30 years strong, in Spokane Valley.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was thrilled and honored to participate in the recent festival held over the last weekend to share brain injury awareness and resources with the community.
The festival made quite an impact on the BEST team.
“As I walked around Valleyfest, there was a strong sense of community,” says Nick Mehrnoosh, BEST Board President . “The various vendors were engaged in casual conversation among themselves and other members of the community, sharing their goods and laughing with one another. This sense of community is the reason why myself and the others decided to participate in this annual event. Spreading awareness and education of brain injury must begin at the community-level, with the people that need it the most.”
Mehrnoosh continues, “Valleyfest reinforced the idea for all of us that we want to put the community first, above all else. Supporting people living with a brain injury and their loved ones in the pursuit of the notion that we want to leave the community better than we found it.”
At the BEST table, superheroes were the 2019 festival theme.
“I was beyond proud to watch the BEST staff and volunteers engage with the community, talking about impact of brain injury and making those vital personal connections,” shares Mehrnoosh.
“Our volunteers also ran a children’s activity, where they helped children create superhero masks and imparted the message that they can be their own superhero.”
BEST would like to thank the organizers of Valleyfest and the Spokane Valley community for a terrific and memorable experience.