Event and Fundraising Frequently Asked Questions


How can I become a volunteer?

Contact office@bafound.org if you are interested in volunteering.



What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee includes participation in the event and may include an event t-shirt for those who fundraise a minimum of $100. Each event determines what giveaways or promotional items may be available at the event.



Is the registration fee refundable?

No. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.



Is the registration fee tax-deductible?

No. The registration fee is not tax deductible.



What forms of payment for registration do you accept?

Payment for registrations received online are by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover only). 



How will I know my registration was received?

Online registrants using a valid email address will receive an email confirmation upon registration. 



After I set up my fundraising page, how can I make changes?

If you need to make changes later, go back to your page, click on Login and enter your username and password. All editing options are available to you.



Should I sign up to be a Team Captain?

Team Captains are the heart of our brain aneurysm awareness walks and are the link between the BAF and the walkers. As a Team Captain, you will lead your team and encourage them to meet and beat their fundraising goals — and to make their lives more relevant while doing so. Teams account for a large percentage of donations received.



Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. Donations are tax-deductible.



Do I have to fundraise or collect donations?

No. Fundraising is not required, but event t-shirts will only be given to those who raise a minimum of $100. Fundraising is the most crucial part of an event, as collected donations allow us to continue the fight against brain aneurysms.



Where does the donation money go?

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is committed to ensuring that the maximum amount of the donations you raise will support cutting-edge brain aneurysm research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs and educational services to help people with a brain aneurysm and their families move forward with their lives.



Is my online fundraising secure?

Absolutely! The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has partnered with Blackbaud Merchant Services tools for credit card processing using PCI-compliant methods for encrypting and securely transmitting credit card data.



Where do I turn in donation money?

Off-line donations may be mailed before and after the event or turned in on the day of the event at registration. Please print this form and send it to the address below. Checks should be made out to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Be sure that your name and event are included for tracking purposes and mail to:


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation
269 Hanover Street, Building 3
Hanover, MA 02339


What if my donors need a receipt?

Sponsors who make an online donation via your fundraising website will receive an email confirmation that can be used for tax purposes. Offline check donations that are received and made out to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation will receive a thank you letter from the BAF that can be used for tax purposes.



What can I do to make sure my donations are credited to my account?

Please make sure that your name is written in the memo line on all checks and/or include this form with your donation. 



Can I mail in cash?

No, please don’t send in cash. For any cash donations you receive, please deposit the contribution into your checking account and send in a personal check made out to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and mail it to:


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation
269 Hanover Street, Building 3
Hanover, MA 02339


What happens to the donations if I can no longer participate in the event?

All registration fees and donations are non-returnable and non-transferable. Your donations to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation allow us to fund vital medical research and support brain aneurysm education and awareness, regardless of your participation in the event.



How do I get a copy of your 501(c)(3) letter and/or tax id number?

Please click here to view or print a copy of this letter.



How do we celebrate brain aneurysm survivors at the event?

In proud support of the many survivors who will be joining us, we invite all survivors to pick up a special brain aneurysm survivor button at registration.



Where do I get my T-shirt?

For those who have fundraised a minimum of $100, event T-shirts will be available at the time of registration/check-in prior to the start of the event.



Will there be refreshments?

Light snacks may be available at the event. Water will be provided at the event.



Is the event timed?

Some events are timed. Please check the individual event website for more information.



What if it rains?

All walks will take place, rain or shine.



May I bring young children to the Run/Walk? Do they have to pay the registration fee?

Yes! Children are welcome. Our run/walks are a family event for all ages. The walks are family-oriented gatherings and light exercise for everyone — children, adults, grandparents, students, corporate teams, and more. Everyone is invited to participate! However, event T-shirts will only be given to those who fundraise a minimum of $100.



How can I sign up to volunteer?

Please contact the walk organizer listed on the walk webpage.



Not everyone in my family is able to walk a mile. Are they still able to participate?

Yes. Our events are open to participants of all ages and abilities. Each walk location has places where you can sit down, relax, and watch the excitement if you choose not to walk. You can also become a member of the cheering section and cheer on the walkers.



There isn't a Brain Aneurysm Awareness event in my area. How do I go about starting one?

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has all the tools to help you plan a successful event. Brain Aneurysm Awareness Events range in size from 50 people to more than 1,000 -- so whatever your time and resources, you can plan a successful event for your community! Please email taylor@bafound.org if you are interested in starting an event.