In its Inaugural Gala Event, The Bee Foundation Raises More Than $100,000; Proceeds to be Used for Life-Saving Brain Aneurysm Research

PRWEB.COM Newswire PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
The Bee Foundation, a recently launched non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, whose mission is to reduce the number of deaths caused by brain aneurysms through research, awareness and education, raised more than $100,000 at its inaugural gala on Sept. 20 in Philadelphia. Funds earmarked directly for brain aneurysm research will represent almost 20% of the total dollars raised nationally– a highly significant amount in an area of medicine that is underfunded as a whole.

A capacity crowd of more than 200 attended the inaugural Honey Bash Gala at the Hotel Monaco. 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.*

“We were thrilled by the level of support and enthusiasm reflected at our inaugural Honey Bash event,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director Christine Doherty Kondra, who, along with her sister, Erin Doherty Kreszl, launched the organization to honor their cousin, Jennifer Sedney. Sedney died on December 25, 2013, at the age of 27, from a ruptured brain aneurysm. […]

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