The Bee Foundation to Host Second Annual Gala for Brain Aneurysm Research Sept. 19 in Philadelphia, PA

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The Bee Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms through innovative research, will hold its second annual fund-raiser, the Honey Bash Gala, on Sept. 19 at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, PA.

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"This young organization's commitment to funding ground-breaking research holds great promise for this currently under-funded, and very critical, field," says Dr. Shazam Hussain of the Cleveland Clinic.

The Bee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms through innovative research, will hold its second annual major fund-raiser, the Honey Bash Gala, on Sept. 19, 2015. The event will be held at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, Pa.

The evening will feature food, drinks, dancing, a wide selection of both live and silent auction items, and – new this year – a VIP Bourbon Tasting Lounge featuring unique small batch bourbons.

Guest speakers will include Dr. Shazam Hussain, Head of the Cleveland Clinic Stroke Program, and a member of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, and Dr. Aichi Chien, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology at UCLA, and the recipient of the Foundation’s first $50,000 research grant. Also speaking will be Todd Crawford, husband of Lisa Colagrossi, a NYC WABC Eyewitness News reporter who died in March, 2015 from a ruptured brain aneurysm.

In its first year, the Foundation has attracted the attention of researchers across the country, and has marked a series of singular achievements, including raising over $120,000 to support brain aneurysm research and awareness, and making its first grant to UCLA’s Dr. Aichi Chien for research in to brain aneurysm risk factors.

“The success of this young organization, in its first year, has been astounding,” says Dr. Shazam Hussain. “Their commitment to funding truly innovative and ground breaking research holds great promise for this currently under-funded, and very critical, field.”

Purchase your tickets today and support The Bee Foundation in reaching its goal of doubling its brain aneurysm research grant funding in 2016!

To learn about sponsorships for the Honey Bash Gala, the work of The Bee Foundation and how you can support them with a tax deductible contribution visit the Foundation’s website or contact info(at)thebeefoundation(dot)org.

About The Bee Foundation

The Bee Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and increase funding for innovative research that changes lives. Information on the Foundation can be found at http://www.thebeefoundation.org, or on the Foundation’s Facebook page. Also visit us at Twitter and Instagram.

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