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BEE A HERO and help fund preventative research for brain aneurysms!

Research

The Bee Foundation (TBF) is excited to announce our 2022 TBF Preventative Research Grants. This year each of our grants will honor a family who has been impacted by brain aneurysms and made significant efforts to fundraise for brain aneurysm research.

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Brain Aneurysm & AVM Forum

Introducing The Brain Aneurysm and AVM FOUR-ums, four unique learning opportunities tailored to the interests of the #brainaneurysm and AVM community. Join your friends throughout the year as we challenge ourselves to learn and grow together. #FourVoicesOneCause

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Thank You to Our Donors!

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.

Research

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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Become a Bee Strong Contributor! Share your story about how brain aneurysms have impacted your life and become a Bee Strong contributor for The Bee Foundation.

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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.

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.
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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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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.

Share Your Story about how brain aneurysms have impacted your life and become a Bee Strong contributor for The Bee Foundation

IN THE NEWS

I remember very little of the early days following my aneurysm rupture on December 29, 2021, a fact I find somewhat distressing. There are weeks of my life I remember only as moments. I don’t recall events of great importance, such as being informed of what happened to my brain, or realizing my left side …

Join The Bee Foundation this September during Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month by supporting innovative research, national awareness events, and a social media movement to Fund preventative research for better methods of early detection of aneurysms

On May 3, 2021 I went into the hospital for a routine shoulder surgery and went home alone that day. 36 hours later I developed pulmonary embolisms but I didn’t know that’s what was happening as I had an intravenous numbing medication, so I didn’t actually feel the pain.

Leading up to the day, I felt “off”. My blood pressure had been higher than normal. I never had issues with my blood pressure, so I started to get nervous. I had been in rehab from a car accident I was in a month or so prior and every time they took my blood pressure …

This year each of our grants will honor a family who has been impacted by brain aneurysms and made significant efforts to fundraise for brain aneurysm research.

Upcoming Events and 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

$18,052
OF OUR $1,000 GOAL

Rita Skertich Research Grant Fundraiser

$12,830
OF OUR $15,000 GOAL

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