4th Annual Austen's Communitas 5K Walk for Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Team Annika

We are participating in Austen's Communitas Walk on September 25, 2021.

The Austen's Communitas event supports the Brain Aneurysm Foundation with the funds to continue to create education and awareness materials, run support groups nationwide, and enables the brightest minds in the neurological field to continue their vital research. The generosity of participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers of this event, contribute to our mission to help save lives and improve outcomes for survivors.

Austen passed away suddenly from complications of a massive ruptured brain aneurysm on September 24, 2016, at the young age of 23. Up until that time Austen had seemed completely healthy, eating healthy foods and exercising daily.  There were no outward signs that a brain aneurysm was present.  Her loss has been devastating to her friends and family. Our goal is to raise awareness and funding to further the study of this awful medical condition that affects so many people, and to support other families that have had similar experiences. In keeping with Austen's belief in Communitas, an idea that when people go through an experience together a special bond is created, please come out and support this worthy cause that both honors Austen and supports brain aneurysm research. 

Through your support, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation will be able to continue to provide support and educational materials and information to brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community and to promote critical awareness of brain aneurysms which will lead to earlier detection. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is funding essential research that will promote a better understanding of why this condition happens and identify those at risk before an aneurysm rupture occurs. Thank you for making a difference with your support.

OUR MISSION: To promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors. Work with the medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families, as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives.

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