BAF at a Glance

Our History

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 the nation’s premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms.


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.

The Facts

Brain aneurysms are a silent killer because most show no symptoms over time. It is estimated that up to 1 in 50 people in the U.S. will develop a brain aneurysm during their lifetime. Due to the lack of awareness and research funding, the situation today is grim. Each year about 25,000 people will suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm. Almost half of the victims will die and of those surviving, only a third will recover without disabilities. While the vast majority of brain aneurysms occur in adults over 40, they can also strike children and young adults, often resulting in death.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Needs You!

There is hope. Research is being done today to save lives tomorrow. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is funding essential research that can directly benefit those affected. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation funds basic scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms. We invite you to become part of our growing team with a personal or corporate contribution. We welcome resources and opportunities that support our mission and goals. Thanks for helping us to help others.

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