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The Joe Niekro Foundation

AKB 001The Joe Niekro Foundation is committed to aiding in the research and treatment of aneurysm patients and families. Our goal is to raise awareness about aneurysm factors, causes, treatments and research.  All funds are used to educate the public about brain aneurysms, to support patients and families, and to develop awareness programs and educational materials for hospitals, clinics, and other institutions worldwide.

Save the Date!

The 2nd Annual Knuckle Ball is scheduled for November 13, 2010. The full dress benefit banquet was established by the Joe Niekro Foundation to raise money for aneurysm research at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. Read more...

The Reason

Joe Niekro with his daughter Natalie. Natalie founded the Joe Niekro Foundation to support brain aneurysm research.The Joe Niekro Foundation was established in 2007 in honor of the founder’s father, Joe Niekro, who lost his life from a sudden cerebral brain aneurysm on October 27, 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 aneurysms.

Joe Niekro was part of the fabric of major league baseball for a very long time. He pitched from 1967 to 1988, 22 seasons, notching 221 wins. He was also one of the most successful knuckleball pitchers of his era. Read more...

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