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We are so thankful to our donor community for their ongoing support in helping us fight brain aneurysms. There are so many ways to support the mission of The Bee Foundation.

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The mission of The Bee Foundation is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and increase funding for innovative research that saves lives and prevents brain aneurysms. We are continuing to build a robust and dynamic research community with our Scientific Advisory Board, donors and network of researchers.

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Recently The Bee Foundation launched its brand new online store so that you can support The Bee Foundation and brain aneurysm prevention while spreading awareness when you shop TBF!

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TBF Brain Aneurysm Support Hive

We created this group for survivors, caregivers, and support systems of those impacted by brain aneurysms, to have a safe space to connect and share their journey.We will also be sharing relevant information, updates and much more. Join Our Growing Community Now!

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OUR MISSION

The mission of The Bee Foundation is to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and increase funding for innovative research that changes lives. We are building a robust and dynamic brain aneurysm research community with our Scientific Advisory Board, donors and network of researchers interested in grant funding to support meaningful research. Our community, anchored by our grant recipients, is committed to advancing brain aneurysm research.

Jenny Sedney, the inspiration for The Bee Foundation, was 27 years old when she died from a ruptured brain aneurysm. A certified health coach and bee lover, her health blog, the WellNest, reflected her belief in the healing qualities of bees and their ability to perform tasks that have often confounded scientists. Our name, and our three fundamental pillars of activity, mirror her passion.

WHO WE ARE

In May 2014, Christine Kondra (Doherty) along with her sister, Erin Kreszl (Doherty) founded The Bee Foundation inspired by their cousin, Jennifer Sedney, who died December 25, 2013 at the age of 27 from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Christine, a previous biopharmaceutical director, successful entrepreneur and private chef, and Erin, an institutional investment consultant and University of Michigan Ross School of Business graduate, are dedicated to creating a vibrant and dynamic organization that will achieve its vision by focusing on their mission and leveraging their network and previous experiences.

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WHO WE ARE

In May 2014, Christine Kondra (Doherty) along with her sister, Erin Kreszl (Doherty) founded The Bee Foundation inspired by their cousin, Jennifer Sedney, who died December 25, 2013 at the age of 27 from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Christine, a previous biopharmaceutical director, successful entrepreneur and private chef, and Erin, an institutional investment consultant and University of Michigan Ross School of Business graduate, are dedicated to creating a vibrant and dynamic organization that will achieve its vision by focusing on their mission and leveraging their network and previous experiences.

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GET INVOLVED

Friends and families affected by brain aneurysms are holding events around the country to honor their loved ones and raise research funds and increase awareness.

Bee Curious. Bee Radiant. Bee Well.

Jennifer A. Sedney

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People in the United States suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm.
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Deaths worldwide each year caused by brain aneurysms
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Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases.
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There is a brain aneurysm rupturing every 18 minutes.

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IN THE NEWS

Upcoming Events

Current Fundraisers

Brain Aneurysm Virtual Fundraiser in Memory of Brittany McCarthy

$81,233
OF OUR $35,000 GOAL

Headstands for Mallory in Support of Brain Aneurysm Awareness & Research

$1,196
OF OUR $5,000 GOAL

Frank Liu Memorial

$3,843
OF OUR $1,000 GOAL

Lora Beth Ritchie Memorial

$18,633
OF OUR $1,000 GOAL

Rita Skertich Research Grant Fundraiser

$12,830
OF OUR $15,000 GOAL

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TBF is non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of brain aneurysms and increasing funding for preventative research that will save lives. Proceeds from all sales is 100% in support of the mission of The Bee Foundation.