The Dawn Brejcha Chair of Research

Dawn BrejchaIn February 2009, Dawn Brejcha lost her life at age 41, the result of a ruptured brain aneurysm. To honor her memory, Dawns’s friends and family created The Dawn Brejcha Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of brain aneurysms and funding for much needed research directed towards early detection, prevention and cure of this silent killer.

The Dawn Brejcha Memorial Softball Tournament in Escondido, CA was held in September 2009. As Dawn was an avid softball player, the charity softball tournament was the natural choice for a first fund-raising event for the foundation and featured men’s and co-ed slow pitch divisions as well as a coed 3-pitch division.

At the recommendation of the Board of Director’s and with full support of Dawn’s family, The Dawn Brejcha Foundation partnered with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to establish The Dawn Brejcha Chair of Research. This chair will provide an annual grant of $10,000 to be awarded to a deserving project in the area of brain aneurysm research at The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Research Grant Symposium.

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