September was Brain Aneurysm Awareness month and we laced up our walking shoes for the 8th annual KAT-Walk & Karo-5K. Over 275 people joined us for a day at the cove as we “Shared our Tears, Remembered with Love, Walked & Ran to Honor” those families affected by Brain Aneurysms.
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!
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 $100,000 to help fund research, education and awareness.
On Friday, October 7th, ABC’s Good Morning America aired a wonderful segment on the life saving work The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation is doing to lead the fight and shedding light on Brain Aneurysms around the world.Watch Video