The Joe Niekro Foundation (TJNF) was established in 2008 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. The organization is the “brain child” of Natalie Niekro (daughter of Joe). 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 of such a widespread and often fatal condition 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 aiding in the research and treatment of brain aneurysms, AVMs and hemorrhagic strokes. Our goal is to raise awareness about the risk factors, causes and treatments of these conditions, while helping support the advancement of neurological research. We provide public education and advocacy, support for patients and families, and develop awareness programs and educational materials for hospitals, clinics and other institutions.
For more information, please visit their website at www.joeniekrofoundation.org