Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
As part of the ongoing effort to increase awareness of brain aneurysms, organizers of last year’s very successful Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run (BAAR) have scheduled their 2nd annual event to take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Founded in 2013 by Irene Kan, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist studying memory at Villanova University, along with members of her research lab, last year’s BAAR had more than 365 runners and walkers participate and raise over $20,000. All proceeds directly benefitted the Brain Aneurysm Foundation—the world’s most recognized and respected non-profit organization solely dedicated to providing necessary and critical awareness, education, support, and research funding in order to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms.
This year’s event is expected to be even bigger, and is scheduled to take place right in downtown Wayne, at 150 Louella Avenue. Registration opens at 7:45am. The 5k run starts at 9:00am, and a one-mile walk begins at 9:05am. The post-race award ceremony and raffle drawing will begin at 9:45 a.m. The cost to participate is only $30 for adults and $20 for students & children. The event is completely volunteer-driven, and all proceeds go directly to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. To register, please visit the BAAR website.
“Despite the devastating effects of brain injury in many stroke patients, many patients are happy to work with researchers like me because they hope their involvement can someday help others with the same illness,” noted BAAR Founder Irene Kan. “This is why members of my research lab, the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Lab at Villanova University, and I decided to organize the Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run—We want to give back to these patients who so generously contribute to our understanding of the consequences of brain injury.”
For more information about the BAAR event and its importance in the effort to raise awareness of brain aneurysms, visit the event's website or contact Irene Kan at baar5k.pa(at)gmail(dot)com.
Now celebrating 20 years of service, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors; work with the medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families; as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives. For more information about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, visit http://www.bafound.org.