In 1985 artist and teacher John Sears was involved in a near-fatal bicycling accident that left him with a severe brain injury. For the next 24 years he continued his work as an artist, learning to compensate for the challenges his disability presented. Unable to return to the classroom, he continued to volunteer his time and talent teaching classes and seminars for Beechwood Rehabilitation Center, St. Mary Medical Center, The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
In recognition of his accomplishments and commitment to others, the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania presented him with its Inspiration Award in 2004. The award, which was renamed the John Sears Inspiration Award after his death in 2009, is presented annually to a brain injury survivor who has utilized their talents and strengths to overcome significant challenges.
Please join me in honoring John Sears - my remarkable husband, loving father, devoted teacher, talented artist - and inspiration to us all. Contrast is the Key!
Click HERE or Select the DONATE button on the upper right to support Team Sears. Donations to my team will also benefit the Heads on Straight Team.
If you want to REGISTER to Run, Walk, or Roll, you can do it here: REGISTER
Held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Run, Walk, Roll for Brain Injury supports the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania and Camp Cranium and their work to prevent brain injuries and to improve the quality of life for people who have experienced brain injury. Held in Tyler State Park in Richboro, PA, it's a 5K scenic timed course, and for those who don't run, a healthy 1-mile walk or wheelchair roll.
|John Baker||04/15/2019||$50.00||Robin Schott||04/13/2019||$1,017.00||In memory of John Sears||Nancy C Stroukoff||04/06/2019||$25.00||Thomas Purviance||04/06/2019||$50.00||for Team Sears||Anonymous Friend||04/06/2019||$50.00||Nancy & Michael Stroukoff||04/06/2019||$25.00||Kathy & Rich Shaw||04/06/2019||$35.00||Kenneth McKinney||04/03/2019||$75.00||In memory of John Sears from the McKinneys||Susan Caroline Artz||04/02/2019||$50.00||RICHARD MCNEALY||04/01/2019||$100.00||Crista Cummings-Bizier||04/01/2019||$40.00||Marc Burick||03/29/2019||$50.00||Marc Burick||03/29/2019||$50.00||Jamie Burick||03/29/2019||$75.00||Andrew Dyer||03/26/2019||$25.00||Craig Gunter||03/22/2019||$25.00||Robin Schott||03/21/2019||$50.00||Karen McGoldrick||03/09/2019||$50.00||Erica Schilling||03/03/2019||$50.00||Kathy Peter||02/24/2019||$300.00||Charles Dyer||02/15/2019||$25.00||Charles Dyer||02/15/2019||$150.00||Peter Dyer||02/08/2019||$50.00||Kathy Peter||02/07/2019||$25.00||Anne Sears||02/03/2019||$100.00||Contrast is the Key!||Anne Sears||02/02/2019||$25.00|