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8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama Raises Thousands of Dollars for Brain Injury Association of South Carolina



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The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) brought in more than $22,500 in revenue at its 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama oyster roast on Friday, January 18. More than 230 patrons from across Charleston attended the event and lent critical support to BIASC so that it, in turn, can help persons with brain injuries and their families through prevention, research, education and advocacy.

“Thank you to everyone who came out to this year’s Shuck-a-Rama at the Visitor Center Bus Shed. The support of the Charleston community at the event was overwhelming,” says Joyce Davis, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina. “We will be able to continue to support individuals with brain injuries and their family members in the Lowcountry, including providing them resource information bags as a direct result of this support.”

The event funded 117 “trauma bags,” each of which includes information about traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnoses, symptoms, and services for moderate to severe TBI patients and their families at South Carolina Level 1 Trauma Centers.

“The work of the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina is important and admirable, and I was pleased to host them in Charleston for their 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama oyster roast,” said John Tecklenburg, Mayor of the City of Charleston. “I appreciate all the citizens who attended this special event and supported such a worthy cause.” At the event, Mayor Tecklenburg told the story of his brother, a physician at the Medical University of South Carolina, and his up-close-and-personal experiences with pediatric patients affected by brain injury.

The 8th Annual Shuck-A-Rama was emceed by Emily Gracey, Meteorologist for Charleston’s ABC News 4, and included special guests such as Mayor John Tecklenburg, City of Charleston; Trooper Bob, ABC News 4 Traffic Tracker; Emily Yarbrough, artist and brain injury spokesperson; Tate Mikell, spokesperson for BIASC and the Special Olympics; and Charlie T. RiverDog, mascot of the Charleston RiverDogs.

BIASC’s Run for Thought, its primary Upstate fundraising event, will be on March 30, 2019 in Greenville S.C., followed by Food for Thought, a new fundraising event planned for April in Columbia, S.C.

About Brain Injury Association of South Carolina

The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) is a nonprofit organization which was developed by persons with brain injury, their families, and concerned professionals in an effort to provide information and support to those who have experienced a brain injury. The BIASC is South Carolina’s chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. BIASC’s mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. To learn more, visit and follow BIASC on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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