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Epilepsy Awareness: It’s “Christmas in July” at the EpilepsyStore.com

Epilepsy Awareness: It’s “Christmas in July” at the EpilepsyStore.com

EpilepsyStore.com is celebrating “Christmas in July” with a limited-edition set of purple and white holiday ornaments designed with the brand’s signature “e” ribbon to raise epilepsy awareness. Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will help improve the quality of life for those 3.5 million Americans living with epilepsy. EpilepsyStore.com is helping to build epilepsy awareness through its exclusive, limited-edition set of purple and white Christmas ornaments with the brand’s signature “e” ribbon. This one-of-kind Christmas ornament has been designed so families affected by epilepsy can share the message of epilepsy awareness during the holidays with their family and friends. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 20, 2015 [EpilepsyStore.com, the new nonprofit online retail marketplace where people can “Shop Purple for a Purpose™”, is celebrating “Christmas in July” to raise epilepsy awareness and generate funds to improve the quality of life for those 3.5 million Americans living with epilepsy. To commemorate this event, an exclusive, limited-edition set of purple and white Christmas ornamentswith the brand’s signature “e” epilepsy awareness ribbon have been designed especially for the EpilepsyStore.com. The trademarked purple “e” ribbon was created to distinguish epilepsy from over 25 causes that are using a generic purple awareness ribbon. With 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these holiday ornaments benefiting the programs of [Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, customers can purchase with confidence knowing they are helping others in need. Funds generated from this venture will help to support specific cause-related activities such as epilepsy prevention and education presentations, individual and family case management, support groups, and epilepsy-related medical services such as laboratory testing, neurologist visits, and diagnostics such as EEG’s and MRI’s to non-insured, underinsured, and those with pressing economic needs. “This one-of-kind Christmas ornament has been specially designed so families affected by epilepsy can share the message of epilepsy awareness in a subtle way, and, hopefully start a conversation about epilepsy during the holidays with their friends and loved ones,” said Charles Carmen, Executive Director of Epilepsy Association of Central Florida and founder of the EpilepsyStore.com. “There are still too many myths and stigmas surrounding this disorder that we must dispel.” EpilepsyStore.com is launching its “Christmas in July” event with a specially priced introductory offer of $14.95 for the set of two ornaments, which includes one each in purple and white. The hope is that these festive epilepsy awareness items will be both appealing and accessible to...

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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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The Patterson Foundation Features EpilepsyStore.com

The Patterson Foundation recently featured a blog post written by Chuck Carmen about our new “earned income venture”, EpilepsyStore.com. Thanks to No Margin, No Mission, the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida has launched a new, dedicated eCommerce site for epilepsy awareness, educational and assistive products.

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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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1st Annual EACF “Purple Day” Picnic

1st Annual EACF “Purple Day” Picnic

Our first ever Purple Picnic was a huge success! We had a fantastic turnout, perfect weather and tons of fun! We celebrated our founder, Merle Evanchyk’s, 90th birthday, the EACF’s 50 year history and International Purple Day. Merle Evanchyk was even presented a special proclamation from the City of Orlando officially making March 24, “Merle Evanchyk Day”! Some of the activities were hula-hoop contests, egg-in-spoon races, sack races and we had PJ the Clown on hand twisting funny balloons and making everyone laugh and smile! Here is the video our Executive Director, Chuck Carmen recorded and pictures taken by our board member, Jennifer Felder. Thanks to all of our epilepsy supporters, volunteers and special thanks to Orlando City Councilwoman Patty Sheehan for presenting the proclamation! Click here to view the gallery on...

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Epilepsy Services in Orlando Florida

Epilepsy Services in Orlando Florida

If you need epilepsy help in Florida, please contact the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida. The EACF offers epilepsy services in Orlando, Florida. The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with epilepsy and seizure disorders throughout Central Florida. Not only does EACF provide services for those with epilepsy and seizure disorders, but we also offer many programs and opportunities for your office, community, or church group to learn more about epilepsy. The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida is a non-profit organization in Orlando providing epilepsy services, epilepsy support, epilepsy treatment, and epilepsy...

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