Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 10, 2014
Throughout the course of the past 20 years, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation has grown to be known worldwide as the premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing necessary and critical awareness, education, support, and research funding in order to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.
However, the unfortunate reality remains—the majority of people in the United States and across the globe are not aware of the helpful resources and information readily available to them until it is, often, too late.
It generally takes a high profile individual to be impacted by a brain aneurysm for the general public to gain awareness, as is the case very recently when Martha Stewart lost her youngest sister to a sudden brain aneurysm.
“The fact of the matter is more people—members of the community and medical professionals alike—need to understand the risks and warning signs for brain aneurysms and the importance of early detection in order to prevent ruptures and save lives,” noted BAF Executive Director Christine Buckley. “Greater awareness is necessary, and not just when a celebrity is impacted by a brain aneurysm.”
Dr. Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol of Methodist Hospital and Indiana University stated, “The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the ultimate resource for empowering patients through support groups and educational materials. This Foundation’s commitment to research has advanced the care of future patients.”
Now celebrating 20 years of service, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to provide support, education and much needed funding to the medical community, as well as to provide critical support and informative materials to those who are newly diagnosed, survivors, family members, friends and the general public regarding the facts, treatment options, and recovery process for brain aneurysms. For more information about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, visit http://www.bafound.org.