NOVEMBER IS EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH Print
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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.

For more information contact the Epilepsy Foundation at 309.373.0377 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.