Pilot International, Pilots and Anchors have been working since 1992 to increase awareness and raise funds for brin-related service programs. BrainMinders is a family of brain-safety educational programs for elementary-aged children designed to help educate children about injury prevention and brain-safe practices.
Project Lifesaver International is a non-profit organization that provides police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a comprehensive program including equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue “at risk” individuals with cognitive disorders who are at constant risk to the life threatening behavior of wandering including those with Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, and Down syndrome.
The Alabama District has partnered with the Alabama Head Injury Foundation in providing a weekend camp for adults that have suffered a traumatic head injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury Facts:
Every 21 seconds one more person sustains a Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States.
Every year, over 1.5 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury.
5.3 million citizens (2% of U.S. population) live a life with a disabilitydue to a traumatic brain injury.
In Alabama, over 1,500 people are disabled due to traumatic brain injury each year.
Major causes of brain injuries are motor vehicle crashes 50%, falls 21%, assaults and violence 12%, sports and recreation 10%.
Whether the injury is mild or severe the life of the injured person and their family is changed forever. The impact can be both emotionally and financially devastating. AHIF provides the information to help clients and families understand the results of injury.
Camp ASCCA is Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults. ASCCA is a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation for children and adults with both physical and intellectual disabilities. Providing weekend and week long sessions, Camp ASCCA is open year-round.
The Alabama District has help Camp ASCCA in projects such as: providing the Pilot Queen boat, the ourdoor gaming area, the Mini-Golf course, along with various updates and renovations. Each August Camp ASCCA hosts Pilot Day where any Pilot can visit and see campers in action along with joining them for lunch.
Located in Alabama on Lake Martin, Camp ASCCA offers campers a wide variety of recreational and educational activities. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, tubing, ab accessible waterslide, swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, canoeing, a "splash pad", outdoor adventure elements like the zip-line, and much more.
INTERNATIONAL CARE & KINDNESS WEEK!
International Care and Kindness Week, the second week in November, was created to bring awareness to how simple acts can change a day, a life or the world by simply showing someone you care.
During this special week, Pilots engage in numerous activities to emphasize and encourage kindness, caring and general good will to all!
From giving "Little Pick Me Ups" to strangers, family and friends to encouraging families (including their own!) to "Get Real!" and put their devices down during mealtimes, Pilots spread the news that caring for one another means really engaging with one another. Put down your phone, and pick up someone's hand.
Although Pilot and Anchor Clubs perform full Pick Me Ups for family caregivers in their communities all throughout the year, special emphasis is also placed on this signature program during International Care and Kindness Week.