March Support Group

At Last Month's Support Group Meeting

We want to thank the 26 folks that joined us last month for our March Support Group Meeting. It was indeed wonderful to see so many folks and from all across the country.

And we especially want to thank our guest speaker – Gia Patel for great presentation and restoring our faith in the younger generation. Congratulations and thank you for all you are doing to raise Brain Aneurysm awareness through your film “Beyond a Headache” and your public speaking engagements. We look forward to the completion of your book and we know we’ll be hearing much more from you in the years to come as a doctor and advocate.

We also thank Eryn Martin for conducting the interview with Gia, our ZOOM host Lee Glynn, and our group’s facilitator, Deb Gregoire.

Our next meeting will be April 25th 6PM (always the last Thursday of the month). It will be an open forum meeting where we can get to know each other better and continue sharing.


2023 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k for Brain Aneurysm Awareness

2023 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k

On September 24th we held our 15th Annual KAT-Walk & Karo-5k. Read our recap of the day.


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What We Do

For those new to our website, we’d like to acquaint you with some background. The Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Committee (MBAAC) was formed in 2009 and is a group of committed volunteers that seek to remember and honor our loved ones lost to or having survived a brain aneurysm. Our mission is to provide support to the brain aneurysm community, raise public awareness regarding early detection and treatment and to help fund research. Our ultimate goal is to help save lives and improve the quality of their lives!

The MBAAC organizes the highly successful annual KAT-Walk and Karo-5K for Brain Aneurysm Awareness, held in September on Portland’s Back Cove. We helped form and provide logistical support to the Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group that meets monthly at MMC. We have conducted many Dance and Dine for Awareness events and participated in a myriad of health related conferences and resource fairs. Since it’s inception, the MBAAC has raised and donated over $140,000 to help fund research, education and awareness.


Brain Aneurysm Support Group

Maine BA Support Group

The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group offers information, education, encouragement and understanding to all individuals who have been affected by a brain aneurysm.

The meetings provide an opportunity for reassurance and personal exchange between survivors and caregivers and is a great place to meet and share with others who have been through similar experiences.

Meetings are scheduled for the last Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM via ZOOM.

Specific meeting information will be posted on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) including planned speakers and info on how to register to participate on ZOOM. If you’re not on social media, please email with any questions you may have.


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NEWS CENTER Maine's Vivien Leigh came to Belgrade in 2019 to interview Heidi & Dave McCausland about Brain Aneurysms & the KAT-Walk & Karo-5K.

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The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group offers information, education, encouragement and understanding to those affected by brain aneurysms.