Charity Challenge Pep Rally

Please join Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the University Club of MSU (3435 Forest Rd. Lansing, MI 48909) for a fundraising event.  There will be entertainment, an array of raffle prizes, hors d’oeuvres, and most importantly an opportunity for guests to contribute online tax deductible donations to raise proceeds for Origami.  We invite you to bring along friends who would benefit from learning more about Origami’s mission and supporting this important cause. No tickets needed. Reservations are preferred but are not required. You can RSVP HERE or by email ( If you are unable to attend the event, online voting is available here. Voting is available February 9 - March 24.

This event is a Pep Rally for Origami as they compete against other Lansing area non-profit organizations in the Big Bang-Quet Challenge fundraising event. The more online votes secured at the Pep Rally the greater Origami’s chances of winning the Challenge. The more online votes individual guests submit the greater their chances of winning raffle prizes.  Can we count on you and your votes/donation?

For more information about the event, contact Tammy Hannah, Executive Director, at or 517-455-0252.    

Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan

Origami is proud to once again be the title sponsor for the 9th Annual Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan to be held on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at the Eagle Eye Banquet Center in East Lansing, MI. The Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan addresses the current topics in TBI rehabilitation.

Contribute to our industry's "collective knowledge" about evidence based interventions by presenting your knowledge, experiences, issues, and success stories.   

If you have a voice to add to the conversation, please submit a speaking proposal. The Symposium Planning Committee will be accepting applications until December 31, 2014.  We look forward to hearing about your experiences by giving you a platform to share your knowledge with various healthcare providers working with in the field of brain injury.

As a speaker at the 9th Annual Symposium, you will:

  • Receive complimentary registration for all educational events, the exhibit hall, and lunch.
  • Network with other speakers, keynote speaker and colleagues.
  • Share your expertise and experience with others.
  • Learn from other colleagues and vendors.
  • Earn recognition in the field with your name present in brochures, handouts, and various forms of media.

Click here to complete the Call for Speakers application.


The Keynote Speaker is selected by the Symposium Planning Committee by recommendation only. If you are aware of a potential keynote, please email to provide your suggestion(s) and rational.

Please visit the event home page at

For more information about this event please contact  

Heads Up for Safety

Heads Up for Safety is a prevention event that offers free bike helmets to the first 600 kids in attendance.  The focus is on helmet safety and prevention of brain injuries. Community partners including Origami, Sinas Dramis Law Firm, Michigan Association for Justice, contribute to the success of this event. To date, Head's Up has distributed over 5,000 helmets to Lansing area kids.

This event was once again held at the Marshall Street Fire Station on the corner of Oakland and Marshall St. in Lansing on May 17, 2014.

For more information about this event please contact Teri Lynne at 517.394.7500

Origami "Haunted" 5K Run and 400 Meter Kids' Dash

The 12th annual Origami 5K Race was held on Friday, October 24, 2014.

5K Course: the 5K course extends from road to wooded "spooky" groomed trails throughout Origami's 35 acre campus.

Kids' Dash Course: entirely on Origami's property on paved surface.

For more information about this event please contact Jennifer Pascoe at 517.455.0273.

Click here to view the 2014 race results.

Unfolding Potential Luncheon

Origami hosted our second Unfolding Potential Luncheon on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Country House Catering and Banquet Facility in Okemos, MI to raise funds for the Unfolding Potential Fund. Meals were served by friendly volunteers while dining to entertainment by Chip Christy. The silent auction featured items/services from the Mid-Michigan area as well as creations from our very talented clients and staff. 

Speech Night

The 2013 Speech Night was held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Forest Conference Center - Peckham, Inc. 3510 Capitol City Blvd., Lansing, MI 48906 (by the Lansing airport).  Speech Night is an evening of personal speeches presented by survivors of brain injury and their family members.

 The goal of Speech Night is to:

  • educate the community about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and personal experiences with TBI
  • increase survivors and significant others' awareness and acceptance of TBI related deficits
  • provide the opportunity for survivors to listen to each other's experiences and discover they are not alone
  • allow survivors and significant others time to celebrate the hard work and success made through rehabilitation and a new beginning