BAF at a Glance
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston in 1994 as a public charity. The foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is now the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research funding.
• 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.
• Advance research to improve patients’ outcomes and save lives.
Brain aneurysms are silent killers because most cause no symptoms. It is estimated that up to one in 50 people in the United States will develop a brain aneurysm during his or her lifetime. Due to the lack of awareness about brain aneurysms and limited research funding, the situation today is dire. Each year about 30,000 people in this country will suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm. Nearly half of those people will die, and of those who survive, seven in ten will suffer permanent deficits. While most brain aneurysms occur in adults over 40, they also occur in children and young adults, often with tragic consequences.
Hope through Research
Through research, there is hope. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is funding research that will directly benefit people with brain aneurysms. In fact, the foundation is the largest private funder of brain aneurysm research in the United States. Each year, the foundation awards grants to investigators engaged in basic, clinical, translational, and outcomes research focused on improving the outlook for people with brain aneurysms. The projects the foundation supports span diverse areas of critical importance, including brain aneurysm genetics and development, early detection, new diagnostic methods, new surgical and non-surgical treatments, prevention and treatment of complications, socio-economic impact, and quality of life.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Needs You!
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has no endowment and relies solely on contributions from donors to fulfill its mission. Please become part of our growing team with a personal or corporate contribution, or by organizing a foundation-sponsored fundraising event. We welcome all resources and opportunities that support our mission. Thank you for helping us help others.
To learn more about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, please go to: bafound.org
Brain Aneurysm Foundation
269 Hanover Street, Building 3
Hanover, MA 02339
781-826-5556 or 888-BRAIN-02 (888-272-4602)