2010 Aces Against Aneurysms Tournament

Aces Against Aneurysms Tournament

Aces Against Aneurysms Ladies Tennis Tournament
Monday, April 28, 2014
Pelican Athletic Club -1170 Meadowbrook Boulevard, Mandeville
Entry fee: $50 per/ person
To register: contact bfisher@thepac.com by April 18

Aces Against Aneurysms, an initiative started by aneurysm survivor Rebecca Winchell, has scheduled its 5th annual Ladies tennis tournament for Monday, April 28, 2014 at Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville. Proceeds from the tournament will fund aneurysm medical research. Cost of entering the tournament is $50 and participants must register by April 18 by contacting Barbara Fisher at bfisher@thepac.com.

This year, Winchell has launched a new 501 (C) 3 nonprofit, Brain Support NOLA, brainsupportnola.com, to support aneurysm awareness. Winchell survived a potentially deadly brain hemorrhage as a result of an aneurysm four years ago and made a promise to raise awareness in the area.

“I am excited to have a nonprofit organization to accept donations and support for aneurysm awareness,” Winchell stated. “The Aces Against Aneurysms tennis tournament will hopefully be the first of many events sponsored by Brain Support NOLA.”

Last year’s tournament raised over $12,000, which was donated to the National Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s research fund.

An aneurysm is an abnormal widening of an artery. A bulging sac forms and can burst, resulting in massive bleeding in the brain. People are typically born with aneurysms and it sometimes takes forty to fifty years before causing problems. Or it may never cause problems.

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 25,000. Symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm often come on suddenly. They may include:
• Sudden, severe headache
• Neck pain.
• Nausea and vomiting.
• Sensitivity to light.
• Fainting or loss of consciousness.
• Seizures

The purpose of the tennis tournament is to raise funds for aneurysm research and education in the local community. To register for the tournament, contact Barbara Fisher at bfisher@thepac.com before April 18.

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