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Brain Aneurysm Foundation Hosts Afternoon Tea Fundraiser
Special Guest Gail Huff of WCVB-TV to Speak to Guests over Tea
Boston, MA – April 8, 2010 – The Brain Aneurysm Foundation will host an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Omni Parker House in downtown Boston. The fundraising event will celebrate the lives of brain aneurysm survivors while honoring the memory of those lost to brain aneurysms by supporting the mission of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation of increasing education, awareness and research that helps save lives by reducing the number of ruptured brain aneurysms.
WCVB-TV reporter Gail Huff will be a special guest of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation at the Afternoon Tea. Huff, a supporter of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, was affected by cerebrovascular disease when her sister suffered a stroke as a young adult.
The Afternoon Tea will also feature a silent art auction, with pieces donated by a host of local artists who support the mission of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Among the artists donating pieces for the auction are Sara Demrow-Dent, an award-winning contemporary painter who works in acrylics, Dale Partiss Green, an award-winning landscape artist working in oils, Heather Proll Karp, a national-selling oil painter who is also a brain aneurysm survivor, Beverly Mitchell, an award-winning watercolor artist and many others.
Tickets to the event are $60. For tickets or more information, visit: http://www.bafound.org.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support, and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. An estimated 3–6 million people in the U.S. have an unruptured brain aneurysm, a weak bulging on the wall of a brain artery, which can occur at any age. Annually, approximately 25,000 people in the U.S. suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm and of those that survive, only a third will not be impacted by disabilities.
In 2009, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation awarded over $145,000 in grants to institutions throughout the United States to support research that focuses on ways to improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms, including early detection advances, improved treatment and enhanced technology. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation also funds awareness information and education for emergency responders, hospital and clinic staff and the general population, and provides support to those affected by brain aneurysms and their families.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation relies on fundraising support from individuals and organizations to continue to fund education and research on reducing the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures, which ultimately saves lives.
About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures.