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The Joe Niekro Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities


PO Box 2876Scottsdale, AZ 85252 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Joe Niekro Foundationis committed to aiding in the research and treatment of aneurysm/AVM/stroke patients and families. Our goal is to raise awareness about factors, causes, treatments and research of these conditions. Funds are used to educate the public, to support patients and families, and to develop awareness programs and educational materials for hospitals, clinics and other institutions nationwide.


As many as 1 in 15 will develop a brain aneurysm, AVM, or other hemorrhagic stroke

Every 8 minutes an aneurysm ruptures

The average age for an AVM rupture is 17 years old

50% of ruptured aneurysm patients will die within minutes and over 50% will die within the first thirty days after rupture

Of the remaining half, 50% will suffer a delayed death and those remaining will usually suffer permanent neurological deficit

Brain aneurysms are most prevalent in people ages 35

Women, more than men, suffer from brain aneurysms at a ratio of 3:2


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