Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Aneurysms are Treatable. Know the Facts.

The BAF is Advancing Brain Aneurysm Research in the hope of creating New Interventions while Raising Awareness to Help Protect the Millions of People at Risk from Potentially Deadly Ruptures
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The Facts

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    1 in 50 people in the U.S. has an unruptured brain aneurysm

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    A brain aneurysm ruptures every 18 minutes

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    Early detection is critical as most brain aneurysms are treatable 

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    The federal government spends only $2.08 per year on brain aneurysm research for each person afflicted

Personal Stories

  • Tom’s Story

    As the leader of a high-profile state agency, Tom was told his headache was likely stress. His instincts told him the pain was much more.

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  • Katherine’s Story

    Katherine received various diagnoses from doctors. An invitation to an awareness event helped her explain her symptoms and inspired her to advocate for increased aneurysm screening.

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  • Sharon’s Story

    As a national television reporter, Sharon went from being at the top of her game to re-learning how to walk. Today, she is back and a leading advocate for aneurysm research.

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  • Michael’s Story

    Ruptured aneurysms impact both the individual and their families. See how one family has endured this life-changing event and hear their advice for others.

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Our Impact

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the leading advocacy organization supporting education, research, and policy to transform the treatment of brain aneurysms. Funds raised are used for disease awareness efforts and grants that provide support to academic researchers studying the underlying biology of aneurysms or developing new treatment methods. Grantees include leading academic researchers whose work includes efforts to develop biomarkers to better predict and develop potential therapeutics for aneurysms, understand the impact of genetics on rupture outcomes, and create new device technology, drug delivery and robotic approaches to evolve treatment. The BAF has committed more than $5 million to  fund dozens of research efforts in the U.S. and Canada.

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