Pittsburgh, March 15, 2022 -- The 9th Annual Pittsburgh 5K Run/Walk for Brain Aneurysm and AVM Awareness has been set for Saturday, September 17 at North Shore Riverfront Park, adjacent to Heinz Field. The event is held to help raise funds for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in their efforts to create brain aneurysm and AVM education and awareness materials and to help celebrate the lives of brain aneurysm and AVM survivors and their families.
Participants can sign up for the event at give.bafound.org/2022Pittsburgh5K. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Registration includes a t-shirt for those signing up by August 5. Onsite registration for the event begins at 8 a.m., with the event starting at 10 a.m. Participants can sign up as an individual or create a team.
Those who can’t make it to the September 17 event can participate as a 'virtual' participant for $50. Virtual participants will also receive a t-shirt if registering by August 5.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s main mission is to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of aneurysms to promote early detection and prevent ruptures. They work with medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families, as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives.
5K participants and donors will help the BAF with their mission and, in turn, help surgeons, healthcare providers, researchers, patients, friends/family members and the community understand this disease, provide the best possible treatment and, hopefully, increase awareness for disease prevention.