“Every dollar we raise is dedicated to advancing research and awareness of brain aneurysms, as well as providing support for families of those affected and educating patients and the medical community,” said Christine Buckley, executive director.
Hanover, MA (PRWEB) March 04, 2013
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has announced it reached a fundraising milestone in 2012, raising more than $1 million to provide critical awareness, education, support and research funding in an effort to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.
The fundraising milestone was reached through individual and corporate donations and events dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the foundation nationwide. The milestone was reached without government funding or private grants.
“Every dollar we raise is dedicated to advancing research and awareness of brain aneurysms, as well as providing support for families of those affected and educating patients and the medical community,” said Christine Buckley, executive director of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation. “By raising more than one million dollars, we will continue to broaden our outreach and fight against the devastation caused by brain aneurysms.”
Every year, 30,000 people in the United States will suffer from a ruptured brain aneurysm. 40% of these individuals will die. Those that survive often face significant challenges, greatly impacting their lives and the lives of their families.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. Throughout 2012, The Brain Aneurysm Foundation undertook a wide variety of initiatives, including:
- Lobby Day on Capitol Hill
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board and survivors and family members convened in Washington, D.C. in May to meet with members of Congress to advocate for brain aneurysm awareness, research and early detection. More than 100 meetings were held with U.S. Congressman to discuss brain aneurysm awareness, the importance of early detection and brain aneurysm research funding.
- Research Grants
In 2012, The Brain Aneurysm Foundation awarded ten grants totaling $200,000 to individuals conducting scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms. The grants were awarded at the Sixth Annual Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grant Symposium in St. Louis, MO.
- Community Support
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation manages an online support website which now has more than 3,700 members. In addition, the Foundation works with more than 60 support groups across the country and in Canada, helping to alleviate fears and concerns through education and group discussions.
Continuing a tradition of empowering patients with important information related to the care of their aneurysms, The Brain Aneurysm Foundation hosted a series of webinars. These forums provided patients with the ability to talk to experts and ask questions from the comfort of their own homes from all over the world.
- Medical Education Initiative
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation developed a medical educational lecture to be delivered via PRI-MED conferences targeting primary care physicians and nurses. The CME/CEU accredited lecture focused on the importance of early detection via proper diagnosis and screening, as well as treatment options.
- Community Events
Throughout the year, communities across the nation joined with The Brain Aneurysm Foundation to host events and fundraisers with a common goal in mind – to help raise public awareness and understanding of brain aneurysms.
For more information about The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, please visit http://www.bafound.org.
About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. The organization also provides education materials and awareness information to health care professionals and the general population, as well as providing support for patients and their loved ones. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation relies on fundraising support from individuals and organizations to continue to fund education and research to promote early detection of brain aneurysms, which ultimately saves lives. For more information, visit: http://www.bafound.org.