Why Take the Challenge?

Homar Enriquez, survivor

Recently, with the help of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado I could attend my first camp! I met other campers that had gone through similar hardships as myself, a lot of VERY caring staff, and a buddy who was there whenever I needed a helping hand. I will never forget all the fun challenges, good times, and great people. THANK YOU BIAC.

Heather Mazzola, survivor

In 2000, my car was hit by a train. I had to learn to walk, talk, and eat again. It was a humbling challenge that I took on without hesitation.​ With the support of friends and family,​ I have come so far. I have been “taking the challenge” to summit Pikes Peak ​since 2001.​ Whether it be ​brain injury ​survivors, or family members and friends of those impacted, the stories I hear are so touching. This event raises money for such an important cause!

Jackson Ziwak, survivor

​My traumatic brain injury has affected my entire family but with help from the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, we haven’t had to walk this path alone. This year, I made the 6th grade basketball team and ​have overcome many challenges that I never thought possible.​ I love participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge alongside Team Jax and getting my medal at the finish line!​


All funds raised at the Pikes Peak Challenge support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC).

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers. Through guidance, resources, support and education, we seek to facilitate lifelong growth of Coloradans affected by an injury to the brain.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 


500,000 individuals live with the effects of a brain injury in Colorado

All funds raised at the Pikes Peak Challenge make these programs, plus many more, possible:


Adventure Camps and Recreation Programs

Week-long educational, social and recreational and creative opportunities for adults and youth with brain injury

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case management

Case Management Services

Individualized resource navigation and support for individuals with brain injuries. Specialized education consultation about school-related issues for children and youth.

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Conferences & Workshops

Annual educational events and networking opportunities for individuals with brain injuries, family members, and professionals

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Support Groups

State-wide meetings to provide education, recreation, and emotional support to individuals with brain injury, family members, and friends.

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For more information about the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, please visit BIAColorado.org.