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Support groups
  • 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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Ways to Help

Ways to Help

You can make a difference and help raise awareness through donating money, time, and support to those who need your help. With your support, we can start making a real investment to help fight the devastation caused by brain aneurysms and we can save lives.


Join Us in Lifting Our Collective Voice

We need your help to get more members of Congress to sign on as co-sponsors of Ellie’s Law and pass the Resolution securing September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. This is where you come in!

Step 1:  “Know Your Member of Congress”
Before beginning, if you aren’t sure who your Members of Congress are, you can look them up here:
Look up your Representative here
Look up your Senators here

Step 2:  “Tell Your Story – Download Sample Letter Here”
Download a letter here to send to your Member of Congress in support of Ellie’s Law and the Awareness Month Resolution.

Step 3:  "Learn More"
Visit Congress.Gov to learn more about Ellie’s Law and the Awareness Resolution. See if your member of Congress is already a Co-Sponsor. 

Bill  H.R. 594
Bill S. 864
Resolution H. Res. 251

Download Ellie's Law One Pager here

Memorial Page
Many families have indicated a desire to honor their loved ones that have been tragically lost due to a brain aneurysm by establishing a Memorial in their name. Creating a Memorial page allows you to create a living memorial of a loved one that has passed due to a brain aneurysm. You can personalize the memorial page with a photo, stories about their life for family and friends to read, as well as allowing them to share their own messages of remembrance. They will also have an opportunity to make a donation to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

You can get started setting up your own memorial page or to find a memorial page already created for a loved one lost to an aneurysm by clicking the button below.

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Set Up Your Own 2020 BRAINPOWER Fundraising Page

You can make your own personal fundraising page in memory or in honor of a loved one to raise money to support the mission of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

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.

Being part of the BrainPOWER campaign makes fundraising easy and fun and there are unlimited opportunities to make a real difference. As part of the funraising initiative, you can turn your next marathon, golf tournament, walk, or other event into an opportunity to support the work of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Be a part of the team that will cross the finish line in the race to reduce brain aneurysm ruptures. BrainPOWER members inspire action in others by participating in a variety of different physical challenges including walking, biking, running, swimming and more.

BrainPOWER members all over are planning fundraising events or participating in athletic events in support of brain aneurysm awareness and research. No matter what you choose to do, and it does not need to be an athletic event, we're available to help and support you. Need some ideas to get started, visit our Event Planning Guide.

You can get started setting up your own BrainPower page or to find a page already created by clicking the button below.

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To search for a BrainPower page from 2019 click here

To search for a BrainPower page from 2018 click here

To search for a BrainPower page from 2017 or prior click here

For any questions or assistance in starting a fundraising activity, please send us a message.

How can you help? Find out what fundraising events are scheduled for the upcoming year in your area and how you can become a brain aneurysm activist. Increase brain aneurysm awareness in your community. Distribute our awareness materials in your community and our PSA to your local media outlets. Urge your Congressional and state representatives to support brain aneurysm awareness and research funding through legislative actions. Help to prevent others from suffering from the effects of brain aneurysm ruptures on an individual, a family, and a community.

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Matching Gift

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs and will match the charitable donations made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift from your employer, and we will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.


TeamCindy honors the life of Cynthia Lynn Sherwin and promotes widespread public awareness of the dangers of a ruptured brain aneurysm – the sudden and silent killer that took her life and the lives of thousands of others each year. Cindy was a dedicated athlete, marathoner and triathlete. She was struck down at the young age of 33 while training for her first Ironman, Lake Placid 2007.

Your generous support helps us to provide a TeamCindy Research Grant. Click here to read more!

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Donate a Vehicle

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation. Don't donate your car or truck to some charity you have never heard of. Our trusted service makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and your charity, Brain Aneurysm Foundation, gets the benefit of your donation.

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Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

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Other Ways to Give

Planned Giving

You can support the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in a variety of ways, including through your estate. Including the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in your estate plan will not only assist you in reaching and achieving your own philanthropic and charitable giving goals, but it will also allow the BAF to continue its mission of providing critical awareness, education, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.

There are many charitable planned giving options available to you. For example, you can make a planned gift to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation by naming the Brain Aneurysm Foundation as a beneficiary of your last will and testament, life insurance policy or retirement plan.

You can also name the Brain Aneurysm Foundation as a beneficiary of a charitable trust. Your attorney or financial advisor can advise you of the various types of charitable trusts and assist you in establishing a trust that is tailored to your personal needs.

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eBay for Charity

Through eBay for Charity you can support the causes that matter most to you by buying and selling on eBay.

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Donations by Check

To make a donation by check please download the form here and send to:
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation
269 Hanover St Building 3
Hanover, MA  02339
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