Do you live near the DC area?
Come meet me in person at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, April 18. I will have a booth at the American Academy of Neurology’s Brain Health Fair. The event is free and open to the public, and organizations across the wide discipline of neurology will be represented there. To show you just a few of the groups that will be there, exhibitors include:
- Alzheimer's Foundation of America
- Autism Speaks
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
- National Parkinson Foundation
- The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter
- American Heart / American Stroke Association
- Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area
- National Ataxia Foundation
- National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
- Epilepsy Foundation
…and Tuit Nutrition, LLC. (HA!!)
Seriously, if you are so inclined, stop by and say hello. I am going to be a major fish out of water at this thing. As far as I can tell from the list of exhibitors, I am the teeniest, tiniest outfit that’ll be there. I am going to stand out for sure, and it will either be because people think it’s kind of neat that I’m a one-woman operation and have a table there among all the big players, or because it’ll be totally humiliating. (If it turns out to be the latter, it would be nice to have a little morale boost from a blog reader stopping by.)
Anyway, regardless of the potential blow to my self-esteem, I am going to have a presence at this gig, because I’d like to think I know a little bit about brain health. If, over the course of the day, I’m able to introduce a few people to the notion of Alzheimer’s disease as type 3 diabetes, and convince them that maybe there really is something they can do about it for themselves or their loved ones, then it’ll be worth it.
I’ll be in the exhibit hall, along with all those fancy-schmancy organizations whose booths will no doubt be crammed full of goodies, freebies, and other fun giveaways, plus lots of bells & whistles to get people to come over. I will be there by my lonesome, with nothing but my
good looks and scintillating
personality silent pleas that someone,
anyone, will come by and see what I’m
No, I won’t have Tuit Nutrition-embossed keychains, or pens, or Frisbees, or reusable grocery bags for you to take home with you. But I won’t just be standing there
looking pretty. I will indeed have a couple of things for
people to take with them, and while logo-emblazoned tchotchkes are fun, I dare
say that what I’ll have available is far more important: information. Empowerment. ‘Cuz
let’s face it: most of that free crap is gonna end up in the garbage in a matter of days. But
knowing that you might be able to delay or possibly even reverse Alzheimer’s? That
is something that’ll stay with people. (I hope.)
Next week I’ll have a big announcement related to all this.
Until then, check out the event: AAN Brain Health Fair
It’s not just going to be a hall filled with organizations wanting to throw brochures and water bottles at you. There are going to be some pretty cool exhibits about how the brain works, as well as short lectures throughout the day on diverse topics, including sports concussion, dementia, and stroke. There will be plenty of kid-friendly activities as well, including a science fair and an interactive walk-through brain. (But thank goodness it's not a walk through my brain, because then people would see how many of my thoughts are either X-rated or about ice cream. [Not at the same time. Not usually, anyway...])
The convention center is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC. It is easily accessible by the metro (green or yellow line to Mt. Vernon Square), and there are a ton of restaurants nearby if you’d prefer to leave the convention center for lunch or
take me out stop somewhere for dinner after your visit.
See you there!
P.S. Due to the public nature of the event, I regret that I will not be able to autograph sensitive parts of your anatomy. (However, if you’re into that sort of thing, perhaps we can arrange something privately, for a modest fee…) =D
Remember: Amy Berger, M.S., NTP, is not a physician and Tuit Nutrition, LLC, is not a medical practice. The information contained on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition.