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
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 Sponsor – National 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.
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!
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