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 Past Events: 1st Annual Awareness Walk

1st Annual Awareness Walk raises over $30,000!!!
Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Day in the City and County of San Francisco
May 7, 2006
Crissy Field, San Francisco

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May 7, 2006 was a gorgeous sunny day where survivors, supporters and volunteers were able to connect, share stories, and walk in support of those affected by vascular malformations of the brain. The day was proclaimed “Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Day” by Mayor Gavin Newsom and the SF Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Fiona Ma was on hand to show her support, speak with Aneurysm and AVM survivors, and to learn about the cause and how we can all do more in promoting public awareness. The ending festivities concluded the day on a high note, with food, music and a true feeling of community.

The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF) would like to thank the over 200 walkers, and generous sponsors, donors and volunteers for the huge success of our 1st Awareness Walk. We are extremely grateful for the funds raised which will help to continue our work in public awareness and providing avenues to support those affected. But just as important, we are overjoyed that this event brought an opportunity for connection and community, and for all those involved to raise awareness about the cause.

We look forward to next year’s walk, and continuing to connect the people affected by aneurysm, AVM and other vascular malformations of the brain.

To view Mayor Gavin Newsom’s “Aneurysm and AVM Awareness” Day Proclamation click here (PDF, 344Kb).

To view SF Board of Supervisors “Aneurysm and AVM Awareness Day” Proclamation click here (PDF, 796Kb).

The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation would like to give a special thanks to the following businesses and individuals for donating their goods, services and supporting donations that made it possible for TAAF to host this event:

Asquew Grill
Alice Radio
Coldwell Banker
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
First Security Loan
Futterman & Dupree LLP
Gap, Inc
In Memory of Chris Meehan
KBLX Radio
Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation
Music by Jesse DeNatale
Noah’s Bagels
Photography by Julia Sherburne & Shanenon Starrett
Photography by Suzanne Lawton
Sacramento Magazine
7x7 Magazine
Sports Basement
The Real Food Company
Two Neat