Lisa Foundation

It All Started With A Promise... “Lisa, I love you. Please go be with God. I promise I will raise the boys the way you want me to, and I promise to do everything I can to prevent this from happening to others.”


Lisa Foundation

On March 19, 2015, Todd Crawford received the phone call that would change his life forever.  Lisa Colagrossi, his beautiful, loving wife and mother of their two young boys, and very well-known television journalist for ABC News had experienced a brain aneurysm rupture while on assignment in New York City. She had been rushed to a local hospital.

Todd hurried to the hospital room where he saw Lisa laying in the bed on life support. He knew she had been through too much and would not make it. The next morning, their family made their way to her side to say their goodbyes.  Todd went first and entered Lisa's room alone.  He grabbed her hand, bent over and kissed her forehead.  He leaned to her ear and said, “Lisa, I love you. Please go be with god. I promise I will raise the boys the way you want me to, and I promise to do everything I can to prevent this from happening to others.”

Lisa unknowingly experienced at least 2 of the classic warning signs of an impending brain aneurysm rupture for weeks. Her devasting loss and Todd’s pledge to her sparked one of the most respected and credible non-profit organizations around. The Lisa Foundation has emerged as the leader of awareness and education for brain aneurysms in the United States. Just three months after launching, the foundation was credited with saving the life of a brain aneurysm survivor and has been since credited with saving many more lives around the world. However, we've just barely scratched the surface…and we won't stop until our mission is fulfilled.


Our Foundation


Our primary focus is to communicate the signs, symptoms and risk factors of brain aneurysms through innovation and collaboration with best-in-class partners across the globe.

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Our board of directors fully embraces our vision and represents the best of the best. Together, we are dedicated to leading the worldwide fight against brain aneurysms.

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Created by our foundation, this annual inspirational event has become the premier charity benefit for the brain aneurysm industry.

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Our History

Thanks to you, we lead the way in saving lives. We’re determined to rewrite the rules for the betterment of brain aneurysm prevention and improved patient outcomes.

September 2016

First Annual “A Cerebral Affair” Charity Benefit (Sept.)

September 2016

Launch of National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month Campaign (Sept.)

May 2016

Media Collaboration with MWWPR/Ogivly PR Announced (May)

December 2015

TLCF Credited With Saving First Life (Dec.)

September – October 2015

TLCF National Media Tour (Sept-Oct.)

September 2015

TLCF Established (Sept.)

Our Foundation

The Lisa Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), is the leading private funder of Brain Aneurysm initiatives that directly or indirectly support awareness, education, research, and survivor support in the U.S.

Our Mission

To foster a national dialogue and understanding around Brain Aneurysms and drive better patient outcomes through pioneering education, research, and support.

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The Lisa Foundation

Administrative Office & Mailing Address

P.O. Box 13

Frankenmuth, MI 48734

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