The Greater Sacramento Aneurysm and AVM Support Group will be holding their Awareness walk on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Sacramento State Capital. Registration for the walk is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.
The Awareness walk is a community-based event hosted by volunteers to raise awareness of brain aneurysms. Its purpose is to honor and support brain aneurysm survivors, and to remember those who have lost their lives to aneurysm rupture.
What is a brain aneurysm? A brain aneurysm is a weak bulging spot on the wall of a brain artery, similar to a very thin balloon, or a weak spot on a bicycle tire inner tube.
Some facts about aneurysms
- Women, more than men suffer from brain aneurysms at the ratio of 3:2
- Ruptured brain aneurysms are most prevalent among persons aged 35-60, but children can also suffer from an aneurysm.
- The median age when aneurysmal hemorrhagic stroke occurs is 50 years old and there are typically no warning signs.
- An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50 people.
- The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 per 100,000 people or about 30,000 people in the United States suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm. There is a brain aneurysm rupturing every 18 minutes.
- Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Of those who survive, about 66% will suffer some permanent deficit.
The host for the event is Michele Jones: Telephone: (916) 501-0112