The Bee Foundation Brain Aneurysm Research Grant

The Bee Foundation Takes a Moment to Give Thanks

Not that we aren’t thankful every day for our wonderful supporters, but today is Thanksgiving and we want to make it official! The Bee Foundation has many generous, selfless people that we are thankful for this year (and every year) that have enabled us to raise more brain aneurysm research dollars and spread more awareness.

Share Your Story

Thank you to everyone who shared their story about their personal experience with brain aneurysms, whether it affected them or a loved one. Carrying on after being impacted by such a scary, tragic disease takes real strength, and it means the world that you were willing to Bee Inspirational for others going through the same thing!

Erin Kreszl & Christine Kondra, The Bee Foundation founders

Sally Freedman, 2016 Honey Bash Gala Guest of Honor

Jason Birdsell, 2016 Philly Marathon finisher & TBF teammate

Ariel Rivera, 2016 Philly Marathon finisher & TBF teammate

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to the generous support of the corporations who found it most important to donate money for brain aneurysm research and awareness.


Queen Bee SponsorNational Benefits Partners

Bumble Bee Sponsor – Vynamic

Honey Bee Sponsors – The Philadelphia Eagles & Combined Worksite Solutions

Yellowjacket Sponsors – Voluntary Employee Benefit Advisors & SF&C Insurance Associates, Inc.

Bee Hive Sponsor – Edge Therapeutics

Entertainment & Beverage Sponsors – Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery, & Blue Route Entertainment

Specialty Food Sponsors – Turpin Landscaping, Inc. & Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie

Event attendees and Volunteers

Without support at our fundraising events, The Bee Foundation would raise far less money for brain aneurysm research and awareness. Thank you to everyone who attended or volunteered at an event this year, especially The Honey Bash Gala and the Philadelphia Marathon. The 2016 Honey Bash Gala raised over $150,000 dollars, thanks in large part to our biggest donors and advocates.

Check out pictures from the event here!

A substantial amount of funding was also raised by those who joined The Bee Foundation marathon team and ran to support brain aneurysm research and awareness. And whether they ran or not, plenty of supporters made it out to cheer. In all, $4,300 was raised by marathon fundraisers, and by supporters throughout the weekend. Thank you all for the dedication to our cause!

Rothman 8K

Doug Kreszl

Jeremy Sichel

Ian Smith

Half marathon

Jodi Brown

Eileen Smith

Full marathon

Jason Birdsell

Ariel Rivera

Scientific advisory board

Of course, we are thankful for the ongoing support of the professionals on our Scientific Advisory Board, who provide strategic guidance and direction for the organization around research and scientific grants and programs, and play a key role in guiding and prioritizing The Bee Foundation’s diversified research investment. Thank you to Michael Chen, M. Shazam Hussain, J Mocco, and our most recent addition, William J Mack.

Grant award recipient

Last but certainly not least, we would like to thank those who applied for The Bee Foundation’s 2016 Research Grant, and especially Dr. Ahmed J Awad, our grant recipient.  Their dedication to this field of research are critical to making lasting impacts on this disease and to saving lives.

We at The Bee Foundation are humbled by the ongoing support of our donors and advocates, and are thankful every day to have their strong support for brain aneurysm research and awareness.

Warm wishes and Happy Thanksgiving,

The Bee Foundation Board of Directors & The Bee Foundation Team

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