|NOVEMBER IS EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Monta Ponsetto|
|Friday, 25 October 2013 14:39|
QUAD CITIES - The Epilepsy Foundation of the Quad Cities will be recognizing November’s Epilepsy Awareness Month with a few activities.
Nov. 1: “FUN-Raiser for Awareness -a night of laughter and support” at ComedySportz. Doors open at 6:15 with a full-length, family friendly show at ComedySportz beginning at 7pm. Raffles, trivia contest, and more. Tickets - $20 to reserve call the Establishment Theater box office: 309.7786.1111
Nov. 15: “ZUMBA for Awareness” at Heritage Church, Rock Island. Doors open at 5:30 and sessions run from 6pm-8pm. Cost is $10 for one or all sessions. Certified Zumba instructors will lead the sessions to raise your heartbeat along with funds to assist with epilepsy services.
Nov. 23: The Epilepsy Foundation will have a unique entry in the Quad City Arts Festival of Trees parade. It’s sure to get some notice!
The Foundation will also host a Support Group Meeting on Thursday, November 7 starting 7pm at Trinity Moline, 500 John Deere Road. We will also have a designer tree at Festival of Trees called “Light on Awareness” to help bring epilepsy out of the shadow of stigma.
Epilepsy affects nearly 3 Million Americans and is the most widespread serious brain disorder worldwide. More Americans have epilepsy than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, and Autism Spectrum Disorders COMBINED. 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.It’s time to talk about epilepsy.
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