Amy Thompson
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MEMORIAL DAY RUN

The first Memorial Day run was held in 1988 and honored Amy Thompson, a remarkable young woman whose courage, forgiveness and will to live gave hope to all affected by brain injury.


 Amy was shot in an attempted robbery on Halloween night 1986. Her injuries were devastating, but her will to live was even greater. For more than three years, Amy fought to live a full life despite having a brain injury. She approached each day with perseverance and faith, and her spirit gave hope and inspiration to everyone who knew her.

Amy died unexpectedly on Christmas night, 1989, at the age of 26. For 30th years, each Memorial Day the Amy Thompson run has served as testimony to courage and determination in face of adversity. Each year a different honoree has been chosen to represent the same traits Amy demonstrated. At the 2018 Memorial Day Run, BIAKS once again honors an individual who has begun a new and rewarding life after a TBI. The 2018 honoree is .

For a list of past honorees click here.

Reaching Out

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ABOUT BIAKS

A Nonprofit 

Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.

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ABOUT THE

MEMORIAL DAY RUN

The first Memorial Day run was held in 1988 and honored Amy Thompson, a remarkable young woman whose courage, forgiveness and will to live gave hope to all affected by brain injury.

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2018 HONOREE

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Are you interested in being a sponsor and participating in this great event? Please contact Bev Jacobson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 913-754-8883, ext. 2 for details.

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