Nitpicking, but still.

Okay media folks…one does not die from “having a brain aneurysm”. One usually dies because they had a RUPTURED brain aneurysm. This just adds to the confusion and misconceptions that just because you HAVE a brain aneurysm, means you will die.

Reports of celebrities deaths due to a brain aneurysm are all over the place.  I have two brain aneurysm. One ruptured, one has not…yet. A brain aneurysm does not cause death…a rupture can. I know in the grand scheme of things, it’s a minor wording issue, but when we’re trying to educate the public, it’s frustrating to read. Any death is senseless and I’m “glad” (for lack of a better word) that people are being made aware of the cause of the death when in most cases obituaries don’t even list the cause of death. Because I survived a rupture and my husband’s niece died of a rupture, we wanted to make sure we left the public know what caused her death and our goal is to let the public know that if you discover you HAVE a brain aneurusm, things can be done to you can survive and live a long, and happy life.

Again…a brain aneurysm cannot cause death, but a ruptured one CAN.  I’ll hop off my snippy soapbox now…just had to get that off my chest.

KAT-Walk and Karo-5K Run for Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2013
WHERE: Portland, Maine
KAT-Walk and Karo-5K for Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Lace up your walking and running shoes and join us for the KAT-Walk & Karo-5K for Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This annual event benefits the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in their efforts to support early detection, education, fund research and create awareness about brain aneurysms.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 7th, 2013, along the Back Cove Boulevard in Portland, Maine. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. on the pathway across from the Hannaford Plaza and the walk & run will take place at 1 p.m. The whole family is invited for a leisurely walk or to enter the timed 5K run. This will be a special day to remember and honor loved ones lost to or having survived a brain aneurysm.

September is Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Join us as we “share our tears, remember with love, walk & run to honor”those families affected by this silent killer and help save lives!

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