It’s officially a week away! I will be participating in The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation’s Annual 5K Walk in San Francisco! I’m starting to pack my bags (somehow I think this suitcase is too small??), and will be leaving on Wednesday. I am almost 100% at my fundraising goal, and I cannot wait to meet all the wonderful people I have been conversing with online for years…! Will you be attending? If so, let me know! I hope to see many people there!!
September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month! To celebrate, we have organized the AVM/BA Brain Freeze Challenge, with the help of our support group members, and we hope you will participate! For the AVM/BA Brain Freeze Challenge, we challenge friends, acquaintances, families, and strangers to drink a smoothie or a slurpee as quickly as possible, and donate $5-10 to a foundation or organization that helps patients and research of Vascular Anomalies (which includes AVMs and Brain Aneurysms). More information, other ways of participating (for those of us with medical sensitivities), and organizations we recommend donations to are all listed on the website, AVM/BA Brain Freeze Challenge (BrainFreezeChallenge.com). You can also visit us and post your contributions/challenges to the Facebook Page. We look forward to seeing your challenges!! 🙂 Also, because of popular requests, we are again doing the Daily Brain Aneurysm Facts campaign on our Facebook Page (AVM Awareness Project). Please share and help us spread Brain Aneurysm Awareness!!!
Team Tucciarone is holding a benefit lunch and raffle event for their friend, Christine Tucciarone, on June 30th, in Liverpool New York. You can find out more information about the event, location, and how you can donate to help alleviate some of her medical expenses here: Team Tucciarone: Benefit for Christine.
If you are interested in helping, but cannot donate money, please LIKE their Facebook Page, and SHARE the event post we have posted on our Facebook Page! That would be an enormous help in raising awareness for her benefit, as well as Arteriovenous Malformation!