The ongoing mission of Step for Hope is to raise much needed awareness, provide education to help increase early detection and to help support individuals and families who have been impacted by a brain aneurysm.
Hanover, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
Now in its 4th year, Step for Hope is a run/walk that was started in 2011 by two brain aneurysm survivors. The ongoing mission of Step for Hope is to raise much needed awareness, provide education to help increase early detection and to help support individuals and families who have been impacted by a brain aneurysm. We hope that you will be able to join this remarkable event and support a worthy cause at the 4th Annual Step for Hope Run/ Walk on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Founded in 2011 by Roopa Brahmbhatt and Lauren Melnick—two young women, both survivors of brain aneurysms—who consider themselves forever linked by fate, and on a mission to raise awareness, provide education to increase early detection, and to help support individuals and families who have been affected by a brain aneurysm.
This year’s event is scheduled to take at Bierman Park in Carol Stream, IL. Registration opens at 7:30am. The 5k run starts at 9:00am, and a 1.5-mile walk begins at 9:10am. The cost to participate is only $30 for ages 12 and up, and $20 for children under 12. Parking is free. The event is completely volunteer-driven, and all proceeds go directly to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
The event will also include raffle prizes and a post race celebration at Anyway’s Grill & Pub in Bloomingdale, IL.
To register or for more information about the Step for Hope event and its significance in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of brain aneurysms, please visit http://www.stepforhope.org or contact Roopa and Lauren at info(at)stepforhope(dot)org.
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.