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Joanne Susi

"I was suddenly unable to do the things I once enjoyed, struggling to come to terms with my injury, frustrated and angry”

Bob's life changed completely in 2013 when he fell two stories while shrink wrapping a boat at the marina where he worked. With the help of his family and BIA-MA,he has found ways to enjoy most of the things he used to, just a little differently. Click here to support BIA-MA efforts in creating better futures for those affected by brain injury.

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Welcome to BIA-MA

facesAccidents happen. Brain injury happens.
We can help!

In the blink of an eye, everything changes; nothing is as it was before. How will you identify brain injury if it happens to you or to someone you love? How will you cope with it? What resources will you need? Where will you find them? The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is here to help with information for brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and others. To meet people whose lives have been impacted, visit "Faces of Brain Injury"

Cere-bration Field Day & 5K - SAVE THE DATE!

In an effort to provide a better event experience to our participants and fundraisers, and after much careful consideration, BIA-MA has decided to change our model for the Annual Walk & Roll for Brain Injury - from three walks in three locations to ONE BIG FESTIVAL:

Cere-bration Field Day & 5K
Saturday, September 21
Buzzard Bay Recreation Area/Cape Cod Canal

Learn more at

Arlene Korab - Founder of BIA-MA Passes Away

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is saddened to announce the untimely death of our dear friend and former Executive Director, Arlene Korab. Arlene passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 18, 2019 after a short illness.

No one knew more than Arlene Korab about the needs of the brain injury community.  She personally lived through every emotion a family goes through when a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury.  In 1980 Arlene’s son, Kevin, was a passenger in a car when the driver lost control. Kevin, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered severe trauma to his brain and was in a coma for six months. Determined to find out more about brain injury and advocate for Kevin, Arlene became involved with a group of like-minded families, who ultimately founded BIA-MA.  (More information)

Unmasking Brain Injury Project

walk & rollBIA-MA is pleased to announce our partnership with the Unmasking Brain Injury Project! Our goal is simple – offer every brain injury survivor the opportunity to create their own mask, tell their own story, and provide opportunities for the masks to be displayed in public places. Collectively this project partners with brain injury agencies across the country – and we are proud to join their ranks to illustrate brain injury and its impact. Follow along with us via social media and stay tuned for upcoming events where the masks will be on display. Interested in getting involved? Contact Cynthia Cardeli, Dir. Programs & Services, at 508-475-0032 or

Upcoming Events

Event When Description
2019 Falmouth Road Race
Aug 18, 2019

You can make a difference by making a donation to support our runners in the 2019 Falmouth Road Race. Together we will create a better future for those impacted by brain injury. Learn more.

Save the date!
Field Day & 5K
Sep 21, 2019

This community event will include a 5K road race and fun run, a 1-mile walk (& roll!), and a festival of arts, music, food and inclusive activities. Please visit  for more information.