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2018 Brevard County Epilepsy Walk

2018 Brevard County Epilepsy Walk

Don’t wait!  Join Now. Don’t miss all the FUN for the 2018 Brevard County Epilepsy Walk Saturday, October 20th – Melbourne’s Wickham Park Start your team now, it is EASY or just walk with us!  This walk has been called “Florida’s Best Epilepsy Walk”.  Discover great family fun, food, drinks, live entertainment, a silent auction, vendor displays and more.  Help us get results by making this the biggest and most successful Brevard County Epilepsy Walk ever by helping us raise awareness, and money, to defeat epilepsy.  It is EASY and FUN! You can see old friends and make some new ones if you join now! For more information and to join the fun CLICK HERE or contact Bev Kennedy at...

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Tragic Accident Damages EACF Building

Tragic Accident Damages EACF Building

On Saturday night June 2nd a fatal car accident damaged the annex building of the EACF.  This building housed the merchandise for EpilepsyStore.com our online epilepsy awareness product store as well as our Conference/Training Room, and additional storage.  We are thankful none of our staff were here and injured. We will be undergoing restoration of this building throughout the summer and fall of 2018.  Even though we are insured not all expenses to restore it will be covered.  Many people have asked how to help. Donations can be made...

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Scholarship Opportunities!

Scholarship Opportunities!

Epilepsy Association of Central Florida encourages higher learning! For you below are a few scholarship opportunities that may benefit your career!   ♦ Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarships for Florida Students The attorneys at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC in Miami have recently launched Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarship. The scholarship is being offered to Florida High School and Undergraduate students who have helped their local community by volunteering at non-profits. In addition to the scholarship, we will be making a donation to the non-profit organization where the scholarship winner volunteered their time Teens may contact us to volunteer with us so that they may apply for this great scholarship opportunity! For more info on the scholarship and it’s requirements: Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarships for Florida Students ♦ Central Florida Epilepsy Scholarship Foundation’s Merle Evanchyk Epilepsy Scholarship Purpose: The Central Florida Epilepsy Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (CFEF) is pleased to announce its “Merle Evanchyk” scholarship program and our desire to assist those affected by epilepsy living in our community with his or her pursuit of their goals through higher education. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support for the education of persons who have  been, who are, affected by epilepsy in themselves or immediate family. Award: The Central Florida Epilepsy Scholarship Foundation (CFEF) seeks to recognize the personal achievements of those living with epilepsy. The CFEF will offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $2,500 for post-secondary education, advanced college education or post-secondary vocational education. Vision: A recipient of a CFEF “Merle Evanchyk” scholarship will be a person having received a diagnosis of epilepsy who shows perseverance in overcoming obstacles that epilepsy may present, courage in dealing with epilepsy, his/her community involvement, their commitment to personal advancement through education and achieving his/her personal goals. For more info on the scholarship and it’s requirements: EpilepsyScholarship.org   ♦ Celler Legal P.A. Employment Skills Scholarship Program Scholarship details: Name: Celler Legal P.A. Employment Skills Scholarship Program Url: http://www.floridaovertimelawyer.com/scholarship   We are offering an annual sponsorship award of $1,000 for U.S. high school seniors seeking a degree in an accredited four year university/college as well as first year students. The program will be awarded for the first time in 2016, and will continue annually to provide opportunity and support in the form of financial awards to students working to build skills and advance their education for use in service of their communities. ♦ The Law Offices of Sean M....

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Why Our Trademarked Purple “e” Ribbon

Why Our Trademarked Purple “e” Ribbon

EACF Designs New Awareness Ribbon to Stand Out Above The Crowd 1 in 4 people will have a seizure during their lifetime, and 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy. Today, 3.5 million people in the United States have epilepsy, making it the 4th most common neurological condition. Yet, despite its high incidence in the U.S., epilepsy receives a small percentage of research funding, and little attention, compared to other medical disorders. One charity, the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, is intent on bringing epilepsy out of the darkness by building widespread public awareness through its innovative new marketing efforts. With purple being the internationally recognized color for epilepsy awareness, there are a proliferation of charitable causes that have adopted it and the generic awareness ribbon. In order to differentiate epilepsy from other causes, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida has designed a proprietary new epilepsy-specific purple ribbon in the shape of a bold and contemporary “e” to help build epilepsy awareness. “Even with epilepsy being so common, it isn’t talked about as much as it should be due to the many myths and stigmas that continue to surround the disorder,” said Chuck Carmen, Executive Director of Epilepsy Association of Central Florida. “We want to change that by providing more information about what epilepsy is and is not, which in turn, will help increase awareness about the condition.” The new purple “e” ribbon was formally introduced to the public as part of the nonprofit organization’s recent launch of The EpilepsyStore.com, the first online retail marketplace where people can “Shop Purple for a Purpose™.” The “e” store, as many refer to it, features affordable, custom-designed items with the purple “e” ribbon, including fashionable jewelry, tumblers, a necktie, hats, a license plate frame, car magnets, and even a limited edition set of purple and white “e” Christmas ornaments. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items benefit the programs of Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, so customers can purchase with confidence knowing they are helping others in need. “EpilepsyStore.com serves two important missions which include building epilepsy awareness and helping raise funds to put an end to seizures,” said Mr. Carmen. “Our goal is to differentiate epilepsy as a cause that is worthy of widespread public support, and to give it a recognizable brand identity that will gain the attention of millions with epilepsy, and even millions more who love...

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EpilepsyStore.com!

EpilepsyStore.com!

Nearly 3 million people in the United States live with epilepsy and 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. To raise awareness and funds for epilepsy to provide assistance to those in need, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida has created EpilepsyStore.com as the first online retail marketplace to “Shop Purple for a Purpose™” and bring epilepsy out of the darkness. Epilepsy Association of Central Florida has created the EpilepsyStore.com with a brand that brings its proprietary purple “e” ribbon to life with the slogan, “Shop Purple for A Purpose.” We wanted to bring more awareness to epilepsy, make it stand out, and take advantage of the growing internet shopping market by creating a unique online store to generate a source of income to help sustain our nonprofit mission.   Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 08, 2015 Purple is the international recognized color for epilepsy awareness, but over 25 other charitable causes use it and the generic awareness ribbon. In order to differentiate epilepsy from other causes, a new epilepsy-specific purple ribbon in the shape of a bold and contemporary “e” has been designed to brand and launch The EpilepsyStore.com, the first online retail marketplace where people can “Shop Purple for a Purpose™”. The EpilepsyStore.com is a new social enterprise created by the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, an Orlando, Florida-based nonprofit organization, as an entrepreneurial way to generate revenue to support and expand epilepsy awareness, help fund programs, and provide services to those in need. The EpilepsyStore.com provides the only online shopping experience of its kind that brings together epilepsy awareness items such as uniquely-designed jewelry and clothing, as well as epilepsy assistive devices and educational items. According to Chuck Carmen, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, “We wanted to bring more awareness to epilepsy, make it stand out, and take advantage of the growing internet shopping market by creating a unique online store to generate a source of income to help sustain our nonprofit mission.” Mr. Carmen continued, “With the popularity of social media today, more people affected by epilepsy are coming out of the shadows to break the stigma of epilepsy and join in the effort to build awareness, education and research for epilepsy.” The idea for The EpilepsyStore.com came from The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida’s desire to leverage its successful online epilepsy support community, EpilepsyU.com, which reaches nearly 1,000,000 people...

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Support the EACF by Shopping Amazon Smile!

Support the EACF by Shopping Amazon Smile!

Do you want to support us when you shop Amazon? When you shop Amazon why not go to Smile.Amazon.com and they will donate a portion of your purchases to your favorite charity.  Just select the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida and you will be supporting us with every great Amazon purchase you make! Just Click Here             Epilepsy Association of Central lorida,...

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