Welcome to The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation web site!

Dedicated to bettering the lives, support networks, and medical care of those affected by aneurysm and other types of vascular malformation of the brain.

Click Here to make a donation online to The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation to help further our efforts with research, education and support for brain aneurysms, arterviovenous and cavernous malformations

TAAF Updates       

Walk Registration is now open!

On May 4, 2014, join The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation in establishing a national day of aneurysm and AVM awareness! May 4, 2014 is National Aneurysm and AVM Walk Day!

Join hundreds of survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, and community members as we raise awareness and funds to support our programs, educational outreach, and research.

Whether you walk with us in San Francisco at the 9th Annual Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Walk or walk on your own in your hometown, you can help us make an impact on aneurysm and AVM research, public awareness, and community support.

Learn more on our Events page.


2014 Cerebrovascular Research Grant Application

The application for this year's Cerebrovascular Research Grant is now available.

The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation seeks applications for scientific research projects that will significantly move the field forward toward effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease. 

All applications are due by March 31, 2014.

Learn more on our Research Grants page.


Shop at AmazonSmile and Support TAAF!

Click here to shop AmazonSmile to support TAAF!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!


2013 Cerebrovascular Research Grant Recipient

The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation is proud to announce the recipient of our annual Cerebrovascular Research Grant Award: Nancy Edwards, MD (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston).

"Progranulin in the Context of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Potential Neuroprotectant?"

For more information about the Dr. Edwards' research, visit our Research Grants page.


 Grassroots Fundraising and Awareness Events

Grassroots events are fundraising and awareness events organized and hosted by people like you! Thank you to our TAAF supporters!

If you are interested in hosting a walk, fundraiser, or awareness event in your community, e-mail us at info@TAAFonline.org. We're here to help!

AVM Musicfest

Thursday, February 20, 2014

7pm to 10pm

University Union 

Towson University, Maryland 

The Iota Sigma Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity is hosting AVM Musicfest, a benefit concert at Towson University.

All ticket sales will benefit The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation.

Click here to buy tickets or make a donation to support AVM Musicfest today!





Muir Woods Walk

"It was the perfect day to celebrate life!"

Saturday, September 28, 2013 marked one year of survival from multiple aneurysms and an AVM for Susan Jayubo.

Visit our Grassroots Events page to learn more about the Muir Woods Walk!




AVM Beach Walk

On Saturday, August 24, 2013, AVM and aneurysm survivors, their caregivers, and community members came together at the AVM Beach Walk to honor Domenico Howard and other survivors and walk together on the beach in beautiful Ocean Gate, New Jersey.

Visit our Grassroots Events page to learn more about the Muir Woods Walk!



Brainbows have become a runaway hit!

Lindsey Troop began designing hairbows and headbands to benefit TAAF after having surgery to remove an AVM. She's now raised $3600 and sales are still going strong! To learn more or to purchase a Brainbow please visit her site at http://www.facebook.com/LindseysBrainbows





Aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) are different types of vascular malformation that can affect the brain. These diseases often share common symptoms and recovery challenges. Our website is intended to help you learn about each disease, and provide information on support resources and recovery. 

This site only deals with intracranial (found in the cranium or brain) aneurysm, or AVM. However aneurysms and AVMs can develop anywhere there are arteries in the body.

The views expressed by TAAF are not necessarily the views of our sponsors. Additionally, while we strive to provide relevant and helpful information to help educate patients, caregivers, their families and friends, and the general public, the information contained in this website is for informational purposes only. It is crucial that care and treatment decisions for any medical condition be made in consultation with a doctor or other qualified medical professional. 

We welcome feedback on the website and encourage you to let us know how we can improve. To learn more about The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF) please visit the About Us section. To make a contribution to support the efforts of TAAF please visit the Donation section.



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