Petri Honkanen foundation was founded in the end of 2013 in memory of and to continue the work of a young and talented medical doctor, Petri Honkanen, who was specializing in neurosurgery and research of brain aneurysms. Petri Honkanen passed away in a skiing accident in Northern Italy in March 2013.

Petri's father, with the support of Petri's family, established the foundation. Petri's collegues and closest friends were supporting the establishment of the foundation. All board members, advisors, collegues and friends contribute to work for the foundation without any compensation and the foundation works completely on a pro bono basis