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.
We are proud to announce the recipient of the 2015 Cerebrovascular Research Grant: “Acute Brain Injury and Platelet–Leukocyte Interactions in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage,” Primary Investigator: Jennifer A. Frontera, MD, FNCS of Cleveland Clinic (a non-profit academic medical center and leader in research, education and health information).
“Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is one of the most devastating forms of stroke. Currently, the most important predictor” of how a patient will function after SAH is the “early brain injury that occurs at the time of rupture, yet little is known” about just how that happens and “no therapeutic treatments for acute brain injury are currently available.” Dr. Frontera may have some of those answers. Read more about her research on our Projects page .
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.
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