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Tulsa businesses are hosting a bar crawl to raise money for the Brain Injury Recovery Foundation

Posted at 9:24 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 08:44:43-04

TULSA, Okla. — On August 9, several businesses in the Tulsa Arts District are hosting a bar crawl to raise money for the Brain Injury Recovery Foundation.

It's a new non-profit organization that will help people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries, strokes and spinal cord injuries.

It was founded by Chris Lieberman, who's also the founder of the Route 66 Marathon. He suffered a brain injury in 2016 after he fell off a 10-foot ladder at the marathon's event warehouse.

He said he saw a need in Oklahoma to have an adaptive recovery center, such as the one he and his family found in Dallas, which helped him walk again without the aid of a wheelchair or cane.

"This injury changed my life. My priorities and goals are now different than they were before my accident," said Lieberman, " It didn't take long for us to realize how passionate we were about founding a nonprofit organization to help individuals who have suffered from neurological injuries."

The foundation will focus on developing a neuro rehab center in Tulsa to help fill a gap in resources "by supporting individuals, their families, and caregivers from the time of the injury throughout the recovery process."

The upcoming Tulsa Brain Challenge Fundraiser will take place at three local bars: Inner Circle, The Hunt Club and Bar 46.

The fundraiser starts at 5 p.m. and the challenge starts at 6 p.m.

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