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Sara Franklin, Author at Epilepsy Foundation Alabama

11 Mar

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Seizure Safe Schools Legislation Has Been Introduced in Alabama

March 11, 2020 | By |

Alabama has introduced seizure safe schools legislation, HB 385/ SB 276, and your voice is needed! There are 7,500 children living with epilepsy in Alabama counting on you to speak up!
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04 Mar

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Help End Epilepsy Tag

March 4, 2020 | By |

A new specialty license plate is now available to residents of Alabama who want to show their support of children with pediatric epilepsy.

In a collaboration between the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Children’s of Alabama and Epilepsy Foundation Alabama, the Help End Epilepsy tag will provide valuable funding for patient care, education, research and specialized physician training for the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Children’s of Alabama.

For the state of Alabama to produce the specialty tag, a minimum requirement of 1,000 commitments must be met. Thanks to a contribution from a generous donor to Children’s, the first 1,000 supporters to request the Help End Epilepsy specialty tag will receive the tag-free of additional charge for the first year. Supporters will still be responsible for their regular motor vehicle registration taxes and fees.

After the first 1,000 commitments are met, supporters may purchase the Help End Epilepsy tag for $50 at any Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles office. Of that amount, $41.25 will go to the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Children’s. The program currently provides care for more than 5,000 children in Alabama, using the latest technologies and state of the art facilities to diagnose and treat seizures.

Epilepsy, the most common serious brain disorder worldwide, is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce seizures which are sudden abnormal bursts of electrical energy that disrupt brain functions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 54,000 people in Alabama are living with epilepsy and seizures, including more than 7,500 children. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy.

RESERVE YOUR HELP END EPILEPSY CAR TAG TODAY!

22 Jan

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Birmingham Walk to END EPILEPSY – 11/7

January 22, 2020 | By |

Join the Walk to End Epilepsy and walk for the 54,000 families affected by epilepsy in Alabama. Funds raised from the Walk will support our mission in our state. Participating in the Walk is a powerful way to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY, support programs now and inspire others to join you. Because you walk, give and ask others to give, we are able to continue to offer vital programs and services and build our community through awareness and advocacy.

Date & Time: November 7, 2020
Registration: COMING SOON!
Location: Railroad Park

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22 Jan

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Take a Swing at Epilepsy – 9/10

January 22, 2020 | By |

It’s time to “Take a Swing at Epilepsy!” Epilepsy Foundation Alabama has teamed up with Athletes vs Epilepsy to bring you this event at TopGolf in Birmingham!

Join us on September 10 for an evening of fun, food and community at this premier entertainment destination while showing your support for the 3.4 million people living with the challenges of epilepsy.

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22 Jan

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Mobile Walk to END EPILEPSY – 6/6

January 22, 2020 | By |

Join the Walk to End Epilepsy and walk for the 54,000 families affected by epilepsy in Alabama. Funds raised from the Walk will support our mission in our state. Participating in the Walk is a powerful way to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY, support programs now and inspire others to join you. Because you walk, give and ask others to give, we are able to continue to offer vital programs and services and build our community through awareness and advocacy.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Registration/Check-in: 4:30 P.M.
Walk Start: 5:30 P.M.
Walk Ends: 7:30 P.M.

Location: 
Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy
Mobile, AL 36603

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04 Dec

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Huntsville Walk to END EPILEPSY – 4/18

December 4, 2019 | By |

Join the VIRTUAL Walk to End Epilepsy and walk for the 54,000 families affected by epilepsy in Alabama. Funds raised from the Walk will support our mission in our state. Participating in the Walk is a powerful way to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY, support programs now and inspire others to join you. Because you walk, give and ask others to give, we are able to continue to offer vital programs and services and build our community through awareness and advocacy.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Walk – more details to come soon.

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