In the last week of brain aneurysm awareness month, Chi Psi at George Mason University started a week of fundraising for brain aneurysm research and awareness in memory of Travis Valentine, who passed away in February 2017 from a ruptured brain aneurysm. You can still support the #SpreadtheLove campaign here.
The week of fundraising included a digital appeal, dodgeball tournament, t-shirt sales, and a fun “Pie a Chi Psi” event.
In early 2017, Chi Psi lost a brother, Travis Valentine, to a brain aneurysm. Recent graduates and older alumni who knew Travis well were devastated, and current members decided to take action. Jack Custard, a member of Chi Psi knew that the best thing to do for Travis’s memory is to try to raise money in his name for brain aneurysm research and awareness.
It is estimated that one in 50 people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, and every year 6,000 people will experience a rupture. Forty percent of those who experience a rupture will die. The federal government only spends $0.85 per person for research on this deadly condition, so the $2500 raised by Chi Psi will make a huge difference when put towards research funding by The Bee Foundation. If you would like to support the efforts of Chi Psi, and raise money for brain aneurysm research and awareness, donate here: