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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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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.

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IN THE NEWS

The Bee Foundation’s Ambassador Kavita Basi, has established Jardin Living, a group of lifestyle brands for the conscious and curious. Recently her brand was nominated for 3 awards, read the story now!

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. 

Written by Tony Barriere, on behalf of Elizabeth Orta “Liz”: Liz is young and vivacious and she’s the type of person who will give you the shirt off her back, her last dollar, and she would ask for nothing in return. On 4/6/22 Liz fainted during a gym workout and went to the ER for further …

Erin Kreszl interviews The Chief of Neurosurgery for Main Line Health, Michelle J. Smith, MD, FAANS The Bee Foundation is thrilled to be working with the Neurology team at Mainline Health in the effort to raise brain aneurysm awareness.

Join Brain Aneurysm survivor Annabel Aaron for this inspiring and practical Summit on Brain Health and recovering from a brain injury.   Join this 2 day summit where we will dive deep into Brain injuries with a panel of experts and inspiring survivors…

Written By Tricia Scott  I would open up this article by telling you that Annabel Aaron is a survivor; this would be a true statement, however, when you meet Annabel, as I recently did, that word just doesn’t fit. Annabel Aaron is a thriver. On April 1st 2010 Annabel’s life changed forever…

Upcoming Events and Current Fundraisers

Cornerstone 2022 Winter Wine Fest

$172,244
OF OUR $200,000 GOAL

Frank Liu Memorial

$3,843
OF OUR $1,000 GOAL

Lora Beth Ritchie Memorial

$16,093
OF OUR $1,000 GOAL

Rita Skertich Research Grant Fundraiser

$12,678
OF OUR $15,000 GOAL

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