The Bee Foundation Joins the Movement to End Misuse of the Word “Aneurysm”

The Bee Foundation is joining the campaign to advocate putting an end to the phrase “Don’t have an aneurysm”. 

As part of Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, and The Bee Foundation has joined a campaign entitled United We Share, put on by The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation, to end the casual use of the word “aneurysm.”

The Movement

Dina Chon, Community Engagement Manager of The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation says, “We believe that the diagnosis, or the subsequent surgery or death following rupture, of a brain aneurysm can be a most desperate time for many – a time when patients and families are at their greatest need and a time when it is essential to stay united.

During Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, we hope to make that unity easier by sharing resources, stories, and support with the larger community in the hope that they will share it with the world. We also endeavor to continue to be united with our friends.”

The Bee Foundation

The Bee Foundation is joining the campaign to advocate putting an end to the phrase “Don’t have an aneurysm.” You’ve seen any number of iterations of this insensitive phrase, like the ones below from Twitter:

Make a Difference

  1. Join us in raising awareness of the insensitive nature of any phrase referring to a brain aneurysm in a casual way.
  • Speak up when someone misuses the phrase.
  • Comment to correct people on social media
  1. Share this blog with your friends
  2. Join the movement and support brain aneurysm research
  • Click here to donate to brain aneurysm research
  • Join the world’s top brain aneurysm thought leaders, caregivers, and survivors at the 2016 Honey Bash on Sept 17th, 2016 in Philadelphia PA

Founded in May 2014, The Bee Foundation is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms through innovative research. For further information, contact us at

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