JNF Survivor Model Search is Underway

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Luxury hat designer, Canada Bliss and Brain Aneurysm Survivor Tamala Jones from the ABC hit show Castle have teamed up with The Joe Niekro Foundation for The Brain Aneusym Survivor Model Search. We are looking for brain aneurysm, AVM, and hemorrhagic stroke survivors to be featured in an upcoming national campaign for Canada Bliss.

Nearly 17 years after being diagnosed with a ruptured brain aneurysm, Tamala has made it her mission to educate children and young adults on the importance of awareness. “If I can help one person recognize the symptoms of a brain aneurysm and get help, then I will have made a difference,” she says. Surviving a swollen and spouted blood vessel at just 23, Jones is a prime example of this medical malfunction not just occurring in “old people.”

The search will deadline June 5, 2015 and winners will be named June 26, 2015. Entrants must submit a 500 word or less essay about their story plus two photos. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Tamala, Canada Bliss and survivors across America. This is a wonderful testament to survivors everywhere that awareness is beautiful and chic. What an incredible day it will be when we get to witness these courageous survivors representing a platform that is so vitally important to our mission. We are honored to be a part of this campaign,” says JNF Founder Natalie Niekro.

Contest is open to men and women 18 years and older in the US and Canada.

The Joe Niekro Foundation™ (JNF) was established in 2008 and is the “brain child” of Natalie Niekro (daughter of Joe Niekro). Joe Niekro was a twenty-two year veteran of professional baseball who suddenly lost his life from a cerebral brain aneurysm in October 2006. The astonishing lack of public awareness and under-support of research led to the launch of a crusade to educate and encourage awareness about brain aneurysms and other cerebral disorders.

The Joe Niekro Foundation™ is committed to supporting patients and families, research, treatment and awareness of Brain Aneurysms, AVMs and Hemorrhagic Strokes. We provide education on the risk factors, causes and treatments of these conditions, while funding the advancement of neurological research.

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit the Survivor Model Search webpage.

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