The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation (TAAF) is a non-profit organization that aims to provide support, education, and resources to individuals and families affected by aneurysms and AVMs (arteriovenous malformations). The foundation’s mission is to increase awareness and knowledge about these conditions, and to promote research and access to the best available care for patients.
An aneurysm is a bulging or ballooning in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the vessel wall, while AVM is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels. Both occur in the brain and can be life-threatening if they rupture.
The foundation provides information and resources for patients and their families as well as emotional support. TAAF provides grants to researchers and medical institutions to support research projects that will help improve the understanding and treatment of aneurysms and AVMs.
The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation is dedicated to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of aneurysms and AVMs, in order to help people recognize the conditions and seek early treatment. They provide a support group to help people cope with the emotional impact of aneurysms and AVMs.
The foundation holds various events such as charity runs, walks, and other community events and the funds raised through these events are used to support the foundation’s mission.