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  • AdventHealth Brain Aneurysm Support Group

    Winter Park, FL

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  • Baltimore Brain Aneurysm Foundation Support Group

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

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  • Bay Area Aneurysm and Vascular Malformation Support Group

    San Francisco, CA

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Virtual Events – New

There is no US without YOU!

Wherever you live and however you choose to support BAF’s mission, we are united by a commitment to raise awareness and fund brain aneurysm research. If you are able to help – we need you!

As a result of the devastation caused by COVID-19, it is time for BAF to go VIRTUAL. Although the foundation is still serving its mission each day, the foundation has lost over $400,000 in event revenue due to cancellations from March – June. We would all rather be together at one of our favorite events, but let’s see what we can do together, yet apart. From May 5 – July 31 we encourage you to show your BAF pride by participating in one of our VIRTUAL offerings.

So, when Medical Advisory Board Member – Paul Camarata, MD came up with the idea to shave his now shaggy quarantined hair in support of the BAF – we said of course, and hope others will join him!

Every head shaved will be in honor of each patient that left the hospital with less than their full head of hair! Similar to a 5K, each participant will raise funds by reaching out to their networks to sponsor their Buzz for BAF. The dollars raised will go to support a research grant in 2020, as our funding will undoubtedly be much less than in past years.

Will you take 5 minutes to Buzz for BAF, raise funds for research, and ultimately save lives?

Buzz for BAF


So, when Medical Advisory Board Member – Brian Jankowitz, MD found himself sheltering in place atop his Peloton, thinking about his patients, he came up with the idea to ride in support of the BAF – we said of course, and hope others will join him!

Every mile cycled will be in honor of a brain aneurysm patient! Similar to a 5K, each participant will raise funds by reaching out to their networks to sponsor their Ride for BAF. The goal is to ride for 18 miles (take as long as you need) to raise awareness for the stat that a brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes in the US. The dollars raised will go to support a research grant in 2020, as our funding will undoubtedly be much less than in past years.

Become a fundraiser and raise $500 or more by July 31 and receive a BAF t-shirt and swag!

Will you take a few minutes to Ride for BAF, raise funds for research, and ultimately save lives?

Ride for BAF


So, when Board of Directors Member – Karly Soulas found herself safe at home and spending quality time behind her jogging stroller dreaming of the days when she could run a few miles without stopping, she got to thinking about how she is always motivated by a good cause. She came up with the idea to Run a 1 in (5K)0 to represent the #1in50 that are at risk of an unruptured brain aneurysm in the US – approximately 6 million people – we said of course, and hope others will join her!

If we can’t run together physically, we can band together by running apart for brain aneurysm awareness. You pick the place, time and distance! Each participant will raise funds by reaching out to their networks to sponsor their Run for BAF.

Become a fundraiser and raise $500 or more by July 31 and receive a BAF t-shirt and swag!

Can you find a few minutes to Run for BAF, raise funds for research, and ultimately save lives?

Run for BAF


So, when Deb Coulter our Director of Development decided to walk 30,000 steps with her daughters on Mother’s Day to represent the number of lives lost every year to a brain aneurysm to support the BAF – we said of course, and hope others will join them!

If we can’t walk together physically, we can band together by walking apart for brain aneurysm awareness. You pick the place and time! Each participant will raise funds by reaching out to their networks to sponsor their Walk for BAF.

Become a fundraiser and raise $500 or more by July 31 and receive a BAF t-shirt and swag!

Will you take a few minutes to Walk for BAF, raise funds for research, and ultimately save lives?

Walk for BAF


Our goal at the Brain Aneurysm Foundation is to Stop the Pop!

We need ambassadors for the Stop the Pop Campaign in all fifty states to help us raise awareness and provide education on brain aneurysms.

The campaign has two goals:

1. Make Stop the Pop go viral by sharing an image/video of a red balloon on social media and ask three friends to do the same; and for all to like and share your post.

2. Increase participation in our advocacy initiatives both at the state level and federal level. For example, join us on our next day on Capitol Hill – September 9, 2020 to advocate for brain aneurysm research funding.

Join your State


BrainPOWER members use the power of giving to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by brain aneurysms. No matter how you choose to get involved, as a BrainPOWER member, you’ll be empowering the vital work of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and helping to bring more education and awareness, support and research focused on reducing the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.

Do-it-Yourself for BAF


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy and research funding. The foundation’s mission is to provide information about and raise awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of brain aneurysms to prevent ruptures and subsequent death and disability; work with medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families; and advance research to improve patients’ outcomes and save lives.

The foundation is trying to raise the level of awareness of brain aneurysms in both the general public and medical communities. People need to be aware of the signs and symptoms, and medical professionals need to include brain aneurysms in their differential diagnosis. The federal government only spends $2.08 per year per person affected by a brain aneurysm, which is extremely low in comparison to diseases with a similar prevalence. Currently the BAF is the largest private funder of brain aneurysm research but it is not enough. Brain aneurysms are treatable and beatable, but early detection is key for best outcomes and to save lives.

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