All posts by Jill Gessler

Guest Bartending

Jill Gessler and Crista Gessler represented Fight Like Frank at BBC on Wednesday, September 26th as guest bartenders raising money for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Thank you for all who came out and bought drinks from us.  Sorry if they were horrible! Next year, mixology school, then sign up 🙂

Research Symposium

Fight Like Frank and Brain Aneurysm Foundation board member, Karly Soulas attended Brain Aneurysm Foundation annual research dinner in Pittsburgh, PA on September 20th. Thank you for representing us Karly! Please read about her experience.


“This is my second year at the Brain Aneurysm research dinner and it just keeps getting better! This year, we gave about $550,000 dollars to research. This is the most we have raised ever! I had the opportunity to follow up with some of the research recipients from last year and hear about their research and what has come of it. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Rossenwasser (Frank’s doctor) and Dr. Ogilvy to talk about how in just a few years, procedures have advanced and they are saving lives today while teaching others to do the same. In addition, i was able to meet some amazing survivors and learn their stories and why being an advocate is so important. I am still taken back when people say to me I am a champion for doing what I do for BAF or they can’t believe I would get involved with a non-profit at my age. I always tell them, when you believe in it, and know the importance of it, there is nothing that brings me great joy than helping to spread awareness of this incredible foundation and sharing Frank’s story”.

Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month

September 15th, 2018 was a sunny Saturday morning to run a 5k!

Jill Gessler & Beth Mazur represented team Fight Like Frank in the 5th Annual Philadelphia Brain Aneurysm/AVM 5k walk 1k/run.

Bringing awareness one event at a time! The event had over 500 participants and raised more than $35, 000.00.   Go Philly BAF!

A Successful Night

Thank you for all who attended the 6th Annual The Reel Deal: Frank Goes to the Grand Prix!  The Simeone Automotive Museum was the perfect new venue. Sydney did an amazing job getting us on the dance floor and letting us all have fun.  Of course, our guests, sponsors and all those who helped in so many ways made it a memorable night.  On behalf of Fight Like Frank, we thank each and every one of you for helping us raise money for our charities and help us remember Frank Gessler.


Hurricane Harvey

FLF board members personally donate items totaling close to $3,000.00 for Hurricane Harvey victims. Dog food and toys, cat food, and various toiletries were donated and moved through Firpo Moving Company (Aston, PA) to Texas. Way to go FLF!