A very special thanks to all our past and present sponsors. 


Step For Hope Sponsor

A Letter from 
our co-founder

On September 12th, 2015 the 5th Annual Step for Hope 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Ross Ferraro Town Center in Carol Stream, IL to benefit The Brain Aneurysm Foundation.  Step for Hope was founded by two young survivors that saw firsthand the need for awareness.  We are seeking sponsors and donations.  We hope you will be a part of helping us make a real difference. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation has a tax exempt status as a public charity under section 501 ©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID # is 04-32-43864.

Last year, thanks to the help of local businesses like you, we were able to raise over $20,000 and bring together over 300 individuals.  The event was a huge success.  We are proud to say that not only did the event raise money to fund vital research, it created a sense of community and oneness among those who have suffered from a brain aneurysm, those fighting one and those who have lost a loved one. 

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, which you can learn more about at www.bafound.org, strives to attain a strong nationwide voice to bring the attention that is needed to brain aneurysms. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, and funding for research.

Brain aneurysms are a silent killer because most show no symptoms over time.  Aneurysms can occur in anyone, at any age. An estimated 3-6 million people in the United States have an unruptured aneurysm, which means 1 in 50 people will develop a brain aneurysm during their lifetime. Due to the lack of awareness and research funding, the situation today is grim. Each year about 30,000 people will suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm. Almost half of the victims will die and of those surviving, only a third will recover without disabilities. Step for Hope and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation hope to improve these tragic statistics and save lives. 

In appreciation of your participation, you will be recognized at the Step for Hope event. We can discuss a variety of options to display and promote your business as well.  With your help, we can start making a real investment to help fight the devastation caused by brain aneurysms. Thank you for your consideration of this request.  For more information, please contact me at roopaluvdesai@gmail.com.  I look forward to partnering with you.

Roopa Desai