The Bee Foundation, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit advocating awareness and research of brain aneurysms, raised more than $100,000 at its inaugural gala Sept. 20. Funds earmarked directly for brain aneurysm research will represent almost 20 percent of the total dollars raised nationally, the group said in a release.
More than 200 people attended the inaugural Honey Bash Gala at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. Live and online auctions, including a private dinner donated by James Beard award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette, contributed to the funds raised.
An estimated 30,000 people will experience a ruptured cerebral aneurysm in the next year. Of these, 40 to 50 percent will survive, with only 20 percent of these patients having no permanent damage. […]