September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month
The diagnosis of, or the subsequent surgery or death following the rupture of a brain aneurysm can be a most desperate time for many, a time when patients and families are at their greatest need, a time when it is essential to stay united. During Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, we hope to make that unity easier by sharing resources, stories and support with you in the hope that you will share it with the world. We're calling it United We Share. Follow along on Facebook or Twitter where all month you'll be encouraged to use our graphics, pass along all stories and info, and be sure to use the hashtag #UnitedWeShare.
United we care, so #UnitedWeShare during Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month!
11th Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk
Be part of the celebration at your 11th Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk happening Sunday, May 15, Crissy Field in San Francisco!
Registration is open, so click here to WALK WITH US. Can’t make it to San Francisco? Raise awareness and make an impact in your own community! Click here to WALK ON YOUR OWN. On your mark, get set, WALK!
10th Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk
We went big for the 10th Anniversary of our Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk Sunday, May 3rd. Crissy Field in San Francisco was packed, 100's more participated in our Walk On Your Own (WOYO) initiative, and donations came in from over 9 different countries. Congratulations to all who supported, came out, gave and cheered us on. You spread awareness far and wide gathering the attention of the city and beyond!
In fact, we were featured in The San Francisco Chronicle and honored by Mayor Edward Lee himself. Read more about that here.
The Walk may be over, but you can still make a donation to participants or visit our photographer's page to view the gallery, download high-res photos, or purchase prints.
Thanks to the support of tireless volunteers, an outstanding board and staff, and most importantly...
...our gigantic family of walkers.
William L. Young, the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF, founder and director of the Center for Cerebrovascular Research, a member of TAAF’s Board of Directors, and a pioneer of cerebrovascular research passed away on August 1, 2013. Dr. Young’s career was largely devoted to the care of patients with vascular malformations and the study of AVMs. He built an extensive research portfolio, including TAAF's first grant to study gene expression in AVM patients.
TAAF is proud to maintain Dr. Young's legacy through the William L. Young Endowment Fund to recognize, honor, and promote excellence in research.
More information about the award for excellence in research coming soon.
To contribute the fund, click "DONATE" above and select The William L. Young Endowment Fund from the designation menu.
Do your shopping at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation!
Visit AmazonSmile, select TAAF as your charity of choice (we'll be listed under our legal name, "The Aneurysm Foundation"), and shop as usual! Amazon will take care of the rest!
You can also click here to go directly to AmazonSmile and start shopping to support TAAF!