5th Annual Brain Aneurysm 3k Mini Walk & Fair Moves to Fernbank Park

Brain aneurysm patients, survivors, family members, and friends will walk to raise awareness and a little money while celebrating lives and recoveries at the 5th annual Brain Aneurysm 3k Mini Walk & Fair on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

The walk will be held for the first time at Fernbank Park, off US 50, on Cincinnati’s West Side. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the walk at 10:30 a.m. The fair will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration is $10.

The walk is presented by the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group, which has been serving brain aneurysm survivors, caregivers, and families since 2002.

A brain aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge of an artery wall. As an aneurysm grows, it puts pressure on nearby structures and may eventually rupture. Most people find out they have an unruptured aneurysm by chance during a scan for some other problem. The risk of rupture varies depending on the aneurysm location and size. Treatment options include observation, clipping, coiling, and bypass.

Approximately 5 percent of the population may have or may develop a brain aneurysm. About 20,000 Americans will experience a ruptured aneurysm in a given year. Risk factors include family history and tobacco use.

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Sponsoring the walk are Mayfield Brain & Spine, Ace Medical Co., Aesculap, Evokes Neuromonitoring Specialists, Kelsey Chevrolet, MicroVention, and UC Health.

“At Mayfield, we treat hundreds of patients with brain aneurysms each year,” says Andrew Ringer, MD, Mayfield neurosurgeon and cerebrovascular specialist. “We are honored to help sponsor the annual Brain Aneurysm Mini Walk & Fair, which is such a meaningful occasion for our patients and their families.”

Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, Moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.