November: National Epilepsy Awareness Month
November Is Epilepsy Awareness Month
Each year, some 50,000 Americans die from seizures and related causes. With 375,000 Floridians and three million Americans suffering from epilepsy, it is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the US after Alzheimer’s, migraine and stroke. About as many people have epilepsy as have cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease – combined. More people die yearly from seizure-related causes than die from breast cancer.
November is national Epilepsy Awareness Month. During November, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is holding a series of events aimed at educating Floridians about this neurological condition, while also raising funds to benefit those living with epilepsy. In addition, supporters throughout the state are encouraged to hold private dinners in their homes to raise funds.
There are numerous ways you can participate:
Hold your own dinner, get-together, bake sale or any other event you wish In celebration of Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is inviting its supporters to host a dinner, get-together or other event for your friends, families and colleagues. It can be in your home, favorite restaurant, church or anywhere you choose. Choose a theme: a sit-down dinner, backyard BBQ, cocktail hour – anything you’d like! Then invite all your friends, colleagues and family. We'll send you a Host Kit with the information you’ll need. Simply decide the suggested donation you’ll ask of your attendees, with all money raised from your dinner going to the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. You can decide to ask for a specific amount from each guest or let guests make a donation amount of their choice. Click here to register on our secure registration page.
Friday, November 2, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Expedition Epilepsy at the Palm Beach Zoo (1301 Summit Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33405)
An extraordinary evening of hors d’oeuvres, new friends, music, animal encounters and more in the beautiful tropical paradise of the Palm Beach Zoo. An event all ages will enjoy!
For further information and to buy tickets, please click here: http://efof.org/index.php/events/679-expedition-epilepsy
Saturday, November 3, 5:00 – 8:00pm
The Elks Lodge (1350 26th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960)
A Family & Friends Dinner with education, entertainment, a Thanksgiving style dinner with all the fixings, and lots of fun!
RSVP by October 26. To buy tickets call 954-895-9083 or go to: http://epilepsy.kintera.org/vero-dinner
Friday, November 9, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Sunrise Civic Center (10610 W Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351)
Family & Friends Dinner with education, entertainment, a Thanksgiving style dinner with all the fixings, fun and dancing!
Monday, November 12, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Tupelo’s (4401 NW 25th Place, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32601)
Annual Family & Friends Dinner
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 – 9:00pm
InterContinental Hotel at Doral (2505 NW 87th Avenue, Doral)
A Family & Friends Dinner celebration with education, entertainment, food and fun! Spanish translation for all presentations.
Thursday, November 15, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Shand’s Twin Towers – 10th Floor Banquet Room (580 N. 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209)
Annual Family & Friends Dinner
You can create your own fundraising page. Share your story and photos, and circulate your page among friends, families and others. Not only can you tell your story about seizures, visitors to your page can create donate to the work of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Click here to register and create your own fundraising page via our secure system.
Volunteers with the Epilepsy Foundation come in all sizes and shapes, and their caring has no limit. Some are leaders, some are thinkers, and some are doers. Thanks you for helping us raise awareness of epilepsy and seizure disorders by offering your time and talents. We will work with your availability and preferences. Every minute you spend helping gives another minute of hope to all Floridians living with seizures. Click here to let us know how you can help.
Every dollar helps. Make a donation now and make a difference! Donate Now.
Make a donation in honor or memory of someone special. We’ll send a donation acknowledgement in your name (if you wish) so the recipient or family will know of your thoughtfulness and help in finding a cure for epilepsy and seizure disorders. Click Here.
Over 375,000 have epilepsy and we need supporters willing to invest in our work. Click here to read about November Sponsorship Levels.