Brevard Epilepsy Walk Rasies Awareness of Disorder
By Brian Dillon // October 19, 2014
Hundreds of caring souls participate
ABOVE VIDEO: To date, the Brevard Epilepsy walk has raised over $150,000.00 to serve our local community. All funds raised remain in Brevard County to serve our neighbors who are affected by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida is a 52 year local organization that was started by a mother in her kitchen.
Money Raised For Epilepsy Association of Central Florida
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Hundreds of caring souls participated in the 2014 Brevard County Epilepsy Walk on Saturday at Wickham Park in Melbourne.
Thousands of dollars were raised for the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, as well as raising awareness of seizure disorders and the steps to bringing relief to families affected by epilepsy.
And much fun was had by all, as they enjoyed food, drink, games, giveaways, silent auction, petting zoo, and live music.
Now in it’s 5th year, the proceeds of this annual event serve to offer care to families that otherwise could not afford it, to receive EEGs, MRIs, to see a neurologist, to help get medications, and to finance research to seek cures.
To date, the Brevard Epilepsy walk has raised over $150,000.00 to serve our local community. All funds raised remain in Brevard County to serve our neighbors who are affected by epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida is a 52 year local organization that was started by a mother in her kitchen.
It’s grown now into an organization with several offices providing medical services to those who can’t afford it elsewhere, scholarships to further the education of individuals who have epilepsy or who are affected by it, and many other activities.
EACF’s ongoing mission is to break down the myths and stigmas about epilepsy by doing prevention and education in our communities.
GENEROUS SPONSORS & PATRONS
In addition to garnering the support of our local citizens, the 2014 Brevard Epilepsy Walk was sponsored in part by many local organizations and businesses, including Florida Hospital for Children, Health First Neurosciences, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Dr. Joseph Cimino, Pediatric Neurology PA, Eisai Inc, Lundbeck Inc, Nanny and Papa Dave, and many more.
The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida encourages everyone to come out and join them again next year for the 2015 Brevard Epilepsy Walk, tentatively scheduled again for late October.
For more information log on to EpilepsyAssociation.com or call Bev Kennedy at 866-864-1416 ext. 102.