Epilepsy Awareness

Epilepsy Association Launches EpilepsyStore.com!

Epilepsy Association Launches 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 launched 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 launched its new 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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Thank you Freedom Athletics!

Freedom Athletics Raises Awareness and Money for Epilepsy! The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida wants to thank Freedom Athletics and their young athletes for supporting us and raising awareness for Epilepsy! Freedom Athletics’ owner, Mrs. Nancy McDowell is friends with a former client of the Epilepsy Association that has epilepsy, and also one of the athletes, 7 year old Holly Hunter also deals with epilepsy. 3 of Freedom Athletics’ cheerleaders wanted to make a difference in the lives of persons with epilepsy, so they visited elderly patients in a residential facility to offer “Beauty Treatments” and raised awareness of epilepsy and $100 for the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida. Their wish is to see a cure for epilepsy! Featured in pics: Alanna McDowell, 10 (Center in pictures, tallest), Holly Hunter, 7 (Middle),  Sierra Manning, 11, and on the  right is Jordan Harris, 11, Jackie Heyliger, our Brevard County office and case manager is also featured in one of the images accepting the donation check from the girls. Photos courtesy of Hanna Norris, age 9....

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Support the EACF by Shopping Amazon Smile!

Support the EACF by Shopping Amazon Smile!

Now when you shop at Amazon Smile (Same selection and prices as Amazon.com) you will be supporting the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida! Click the link above to start shopping and a percentage of any purchase will be donated to the EACF!         Epilepsy Association of Central Florida,...

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Epilepsy Association Receives Top Rating, 2013 Great NonProfits

Epilepsy Association Receives Top Rating, 2013 Great NonProfits

EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INC has qualified for a 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit award from Greatnonprofits. This is a great honor, given less than 10% of eligible nonprofits have received this...

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What is Epilepsy? Watch this TEDMED talk!

What is Epilepsy? Watch this TEDMED talk!

Peter Aguero and Sara Peters at TEDMED 2013

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Epilepsy Association Thanks Charity Challenge, Wayne Densch Charities and Budweiser

Epilepsy Association Thanks Charity Challenge, Wayne Densch Charities and Budweiser

What a great day today for the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida! Epilepsy Association of Central Florida was the second largest benefactor of Commissioner Lee Constantine’s Charity Challenge (https://www.facebook.com/Charity.Challenge.XXVI?fref=ts) thanks to Leonard and John Williams of Wayne Densch, Inc. being a sponsor and designating us as their benefactor. $20,000! Become a sponsor like this or form a team for us for next year! It is a blast. http://charitychallengeinc.org/ https://www.facebook.com/Charity.Challenge.XXVI   Notes of thanks can be sent to: Mr. Leonard and Mr. John Williams Wayne Densch Inc. 2900 W. First St Sanford, FL 32771 Phone: (407) 323-5600 FAX: (407)...

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