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Sixth Annual Peter A. Martin Golf Tournament Raises $13,000 for Brain Aneurysm Research

Release Date: 08-06-2007

Author: Jennifer Nachbur
Email: Jennifer.Nachbur@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-7875 Fax: 802-656-3961

The University of Vermont College of Medicine held the Sixth Annual Peter A. Martin Brain Aneurysm Research Fund Golf Tournament on August 1 at Kwiniaska Golf Club in Shelburne. Named in memory of Peter A. Martin, a Williston resident who lost his life following a second brain aneurysm in September 1999, this annual event supports the Peter A. Martin Brain Aneurysm Research Fund at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

An estimated one in 20 people will develop a brain aneurysm during their lifetime. Many live a normal life with an aneurysm going undetected, however nearly 40,000 people will experience a life-threatening rupture, or subarachnoid hemorrhage, 30 percent of whom will not survive.

The Martin family, who established the Fund, as well as College of Medicine faculty, alumni, Martin family friends and community members interested in supporting research, participated in the event, raising over $13,000 and bringing the Fund's endowment to a value of nearly $140,000.

For more information about the Brain Aneurysm Research Fund, contact the UVM Medical Development and Alumni Relations office at 656-4014.

Visit Martin Research Fund Golf Tournament to view tournament day photos.