Press Releases 2013

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Local Performer Sings to Raise Awareness for Son’s Incurable Brain Condition

Stephanie Oltean will use her vocal talents to raise awareness for hydrocephalus at the First Annual Reason for Hope Benefit concert to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association on Sunday, December 1st.

November 18, 2013


Local Singer from “The Voice” Season 3 Raises Awareness for Rare Brain Condition

Michaela Paige will perform at the South Florida Hydrocephalus WALK on November 9, 2013 to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association.

October 29, 2013


Beloved Pediatric Neurosurgeon Honored for 37 Years of Service to Children

Dr. Marion Walker received the Vision Award for Service by the Hydrocephalus Association for his devoted career to caring for children with an incurable brain condition.

October 18, 2013


Seattle Entrepreneur Receives Inspiration Award for Relentless Commitment to Curing Brain Condition

Paul Gross received the Vision Award for Inspiration by the Hydrocephalus Association for his work to stimulate research to find a cure for a condition that affects 1 million Americans.

October 16, 2013


San Francisco Couple Honored for Touching Countless Lives Through the Non-Profit They Founded Thirty Years Ago

Russell and Emily Fudge will be recognized in New York City at a special event benefiting the Hydrocephalus Association, the nation’s largest and most widely respected non-profit dedicated to supporting the one million Americans affected by this brain condition.

October 10, 2013


Senator Schumer Applauds New York City Event for Promoting New Treatments for Brain Condition

The Hydrocephalus Association’s inaugural Vision Dinner will raise awareness for this incurable brain condition and the association’s efforts to drive the research agenda forward for the 1 million Americans currently affected.

October 09, 2013


MacArthur Foundation Genius Award Recipient to Keynote the First Annual Vision Dinner to Benefit the Hydrocephalus Association

Dr. Benjamin Warf, renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, will raise awareness of an incurable brain condition.

October 01, 2013


Top Hospitals in World’s Largest Medical Center Join Patients to Raise Awareness and Critical Research Funding for Incurable Brain Condition

Memorial Hermann’s Mischer Neuroscience Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital will join the Hydrocephalus Association at their 2nd Annual charity WALK in Houston on September 21, 2013.

September 19, 2013


Rising Pop-country Singer Raises Awareness for Rare Brain Condition

Annie Bany will perform at the National Capital 5K Run/WALK for Hydrocephalus on September 29, 2013 to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association.

September 17, 2013


Charity WALK will Raise Awareness and Funds for Incurable Brain Condition

It’s not too late to join more than 300 participants who will WALK this Sunday to raise awareness and funds for the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), the national’s largest non-profit dedicated to supporting the 1 million Americans living with hydrocephalus.

September 11, 2013


LA Kings Ice Crew Will Help Raise Awareness for Incurable Brain Condition

The Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew will join the Hydrocephalus Association at their inaugural charity WALK in Los Angeles on September 29, 2013.

September 10, 2013


International Distance Runner Will Lead the National Capital 5K Run for Hydrocephalus

Professional distance runner Wilson Komen will serve as the celebrity lead runner for the Hydrocephalus Association National Capital 5K Run/WALK for Hydrocephalus on September 29, 2013 at West Potomac Park in Washington, DC. The charity event will raise funds to support critical research initiatives for this incurable brain condition.

September 09, 2013


Petaluma Teen Wins Her Dream of Meeting Taylor Swift

Alexis Rocciola hopes to raise awareness about hydrocephalus, an incurable brain condition she has been living with since birth, with the star who has inspired her the most, Taylor Swift, at her Sacramento concert on August 27. An Advisory Council member of the Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge program, she hopes to inspire other teens to find creative ways to raise awareness.

August 24, 2013


Inaugural Hydrocephalus WALK Raises Awareness for Rare Brain Condition

The Charlotte Partners of the Hydrocephalus Association, the nation’s largest patient-advocacy group dedicated exclusively to eliminating the challenges of hydrocephalus, invite the community to help raise awareness for local families affected by this condition. The event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

August 14, 2013


Top Doctor Announced Honorary Chair of Hydrocephalus Association Chicago WALK

Dr. Lauren Streicher will join forces with the Hydrocephalus Association to raise funds for critical medical research and outreach programs to assist the 1 million Americans living with this incurable brain condition.

August 06, 2013


Hundreds of DC-Area Residents Run and Walk for an Incurable Brain Condition

The Hydrocephalus Association, the nation’s largest and most widely respected organization dedicated solely to serving those with hydrocephalus, hopes to raise research funds and build awareness for this neurological condition that affects an estimated 1 million Americans.

August 05, 2013


Denver WALKs for the Hydrocephalus Association (HA)

More than 700 participants to raise critical funds for the Hydrocephalus Association, the nation’s largest and most widely respected organization dedicated to hydrocephalus.

July 27, 2013


Chicago WALKs for the Hydrocephalus Association

More than 500 participants to raise $75,000 for the Hydrocephalus Association, the leading patient-advocacy group for the 1 million Americans affected by hydrocephalus.

July 20, 2013


Local Teen Organizes Charity WALK to Raise Awareness for Incurable Brain Condition

More than 200 participants are expected to raise $5,000 for the Hydrocephalus Association, the nation’s largest hydrocephalus-focused patient-advocacy group serving the 1 million Americans living with hydrocephalus.

July 19, 2013


Live Performance by Former Aerosmith Guitarist Dick Wagner at the Civic Square in Kitchener, Canada

Dick Wagner, former lead guitarist for Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, and Kiss, will play live with the KISS Tribute Band and hold a book signing for his newly released book on Saturday July 6th starting at 12 p.m. The Hydrocephalus Association, the largest organization dedicated to supporting individuals living with hydrocephalus, is proud to support Mr. Wagner, who was diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

July 04, 2013


Local Portland Musician Raises Awareness for Rare Brain Condition

Annie Bany performed at the Hydrocephalus Association Portland charity WALK to raise awareness and funds for hydrocephalus, an incurable brain condition affecting one million Americans.

June 28, 2013


A Crusader in Every Sense of the Word: Whitinsville Christian High Senior Night Dedicated to Teammate with Incurable Brain Condition and the Hydrocephalus Association

During the last regulation home game for the men and women, the Whitinsville Christian basketball squad celebrated “Senior Night” to honor the athletic careers of the graduating seniors. For senior Crusader Nicole Wiegers, the team used the monumental night to raise awareness about a neurological condition called hydrocephalus that Nicole lives with every day and to raise money for research to find a cure.

May 08, 2013


Hydrocephalus Association Issues Statement on Prevalence of Hydrocephalus in Response to Case of Baby Roona Begum

In a recent series of articles about Baby Roona published in Health.India.com, it was stated that “Hydrocephalus is an extremely rare condition that affects only about one in 500 children the world over.” The Hydrocephalus Association felt it important to respond to this statement because, while not common, hydrocephalus is much more prevalent than noted.

April 25, 2013


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