Global Leader in Brain Aneurysm Awareness and Education Seeks Critical Funding Via Annual Appeal

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There is still time to save a life by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

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“The work of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation requires all of us to work together to make strides so more lives can be saved."

1 in 50 people are living with a brain aneurysm, and may not realize it until it ruptures. A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes. Through brain aneurysm awareness, education, advocacy and research lives can be saved.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has been working to create brain aneurysm awareness, education, advocacy, support and research grant funding since 1994. The foundation is inspired by those in the community that have been effected by brain aneurysms, those that have lost loved ones due to a brain aneurysm rupture, and those living with the debilitating effects of a rupture.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has made great strides over the past two decades. In January, the foundation will be completing three separate awareness projects. One is an early detection video for medical professionals from EMS providers, to nurses, to urgent care providers, and beyond to recognize the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm and to bring a brain aneurysm into their differential diagnosis. With the help of Emmy Award winning producer Mitchell Stuart, the foundation has developed a provocative awareness PSA, as well as a video documentary honoring the life of Ellie Helton who lost her life at the age of 14 to a brain aneurysm rupture. The foundation has also begun to develop educational materials geared toward educating children.

“The work of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation requires all of us to work together to make strides so more lives can be saved. The greater the awareness of brain aneurysms, the greater the funding that will follow for research, and fewer lives that will be unnecessarily lost,” says Executive Director, Christine Buckley.

The work of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation is not done, however. The brain aneurysm research being done warrants educational materials to be updated and awareness materials to be distributed. The foundation will continue to advocate on Capitol Hill for those affected, in hope of gaining awareness and vital research funding.

Each year, hundreds of thousands are affected by a brain aneurysm. The foundation is seeking critical funding to enable continued advancements in brain aneurysm awareness, education, advocacy, support and research. A year-end donation can assist the critical mission of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation by reducing the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures and save lives. To make a tax-deductible contribution today, please visit http://give.bafound.org/2015Appeal.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy and research funding. 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.

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