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Brain aneurysms are not easy to understand…so picture this: a red balloon represents an aneurysm. The popping of that balloon represents a rupture.  Together we can work to curb this silent killer, and help STOP the POP. Brain aneurysms are treatable!

Stop The Pop!

Brain aneurysms are not easy to understand…so picture this: a red balloon represents an aneurysm. The popping of that balloon represents a rupture.  Together we can work to curb this silent killer, and help STOP the POP.

Brain aneurysms are treatable!

RISKS / SYMPTOMS

Did You Know?

1 in 50 people in the United States has an unruptured brain aneurysm, 30,000 people a year rupture, that is 1 every 18 minutes, and half of these people die.

Women are at a greater risk than men at a ratio of 3:2, and African Americans and Hispanics are 2X as likely to rupture.

The key is that brain aneurysms are treatable and beatable if people know the facts.

If you have an unusual headache, vision loss, neck pain or a combination of these symptoms you should consult a doctor. If you have the “worst headache of your life” seek immediate medical attention.

To learn more about the warning signs and symptoms please click HERE.

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The Stop the Pop creative assets provide users with impactful shareable facts related to brain aneurysms. Choose ones that speak to you and post to your social pages.

A Direct Impact

As a public 501(3)(c) charity with no endowment, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation relies solely on funds raised from thousands of individual donors, corporate and foundation donors, and events. Approximately 75 cents of every dollar we receive goes directly to fund research, education, support programs, and awareness campaigns.

Misdiagnosis

This Should Not Happen...
Brain Aneurysms are TREATABLE!

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We have found there is a recurring theme from patients is misdiagnosis. Many people seek medical attention for varying brain aneurysm symptoms, yet practitioners whether it be a primary care physician, an ER professional, or a nurse at a walk-in clinic send the patient home without any testing. Common misdiagnoses are:

“It is a migraine.”
“You have the flu”.
“It is just stress.”
“Have you been drinking or taking drugs?”
“Take some pain reliever and call me in a week.”

Unfortunately, in many cases, this has led to a rupture and requires emergency surgery.

If you or a loved one were misdiagnosed, please share your story with us and help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms. Together we can educate the medical community and help stop preventable ruptures.

Survivor Stories

Support Groups

Anyone who has suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm needs a great deal of support to cope with its physical, emotional, and financial effects. Family members, who often become caregivers, also require ongoing support, not only to provide the best possible care for their loved one, but also for themselves.

We offer over 75 support groups at healthcare facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Led by doctors and nurses in partnership with and guidance from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, these support groups provide an important sense of community for patients and families, a source of reliable information, and a forum for solving problems and sharing experiences.

In addition, we host an active online support community (bafsupport.org) for those who may not be able to attend an in-person support group.

Make September
Brain Aneurysm Awareness
Month

1 in 50 people in the United States has an unruptured brain aneurysm, 30,000 people a year rupture, that is 1 every 18 minutes, and half of these people die.

Our community needs September to rally together to raise awareness and education of this all too deadly disease that can strike anyone at any time. Women are at a greater risk than men at a ratio of 3:2, and African Americans
and Hispanics are 2X as likely to rupture.

The key is that brain aneurysms are treatable and beatable if people know the facts.

So please work with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation to make sure all 50 states declare September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month and do our part to educate and save lives.

It is time to Make Your Voice HEARD with one easy click:

Become a State Ambassador

We need YOU to be a Stop the Pop Ambassador to help us raise awareness and provide education on brain aneurysms in all 50 states.

Fundraiser Spotlight

Name: University of Arizona
State: Tucson, Arizona
Funds Raised: $12,540

Name: University of Arizona
State: Tucson, Arizona
Funds Raised: $12,540

Name: University of Arizona
State: Tucson, Arizona
Funds Raised: $12,540

Make Stop the Pop go viral by sharing an image/video of a red balloon on social media and ask three friends to do the same; and for all to like and share your post.

Virtual Events

As a result of the devastation caused by COVID-19, it is time for BAF to go VIRTUAL.

Wherever you live and however you choose to support BAF’s mission, we are united by a commitment to raise awareness and fund brain aneurysm research. If you are able to help – we need you!

We continue to serve our mission each day, but we have lost over $500,000 in event revenue due to cancellations from March. We would all rather be together at one of our favorite events, but let’s see what we can do together, yet apart. Show your BAF pride by participating in one of our VIRTUAL offerings and receive a free T-Shirt!

 

About the Brain
Aneurysm Foundation

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston in 1994 as a public charity. The foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community.

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is now the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research funding.

Research

Each year, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation awards grants for medical research to improve our ability to detect and treat brain aneurysms.
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Education

BAF seeks to empower people, patients, and families by providing the most up-to-date information on treatment and support for patients and their families.
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Advocacy

You can make a difference and help raise awareness through donating money, time, and support to those who need your help. Together we can save lives.
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