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EFVA December 2017 Newsletter

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New program is launched! 
Thanks to the great results of this year’s Tour de Midnight bike ride and a grant from Perrigo, we are rolling out a new program to give $1000 grants for seizure alert dogs. We are very excited about this program! Seizure dogs are a great asset for many epilepsy heroes, but we understand the expenses associated with feeding, training, and walking.
To apply for a grant, please send an e-mail with a picture of you or your child training with the dog, the email of the dog trainer and your home address to our following email: srb3m@virginia.edu.
Community
Amazing Figures for Bike Ride and Stroll Events
 
This year's Tour de Midnight bike ride generated the largest amount of funds for a year yet! $33,125.75 were raised. We also saw great success with this year's awareness stroll events. Here's how much each location raised: 
  • Charlottesville: $17,649
  • Lynchburg: $16,910
  • NOVA & NW: $9,911
  • Virginia Beach: $3,370
Altogether, our strollers raised $47,840. And between both the bike ride and stroll events, $80,965.75 were raised! Thank you for all your generosity. On to greater successes in 2018!


VA Works With
Epilepsy National


Our very own Gina Washington (right), regional director for NOVA/NW, did a taping for the national office with local school nurse, Louise (left). Though they were pulled into this project last minute, they both did a phenomenal job. We hope to continue doing work with the national office in the future.
Thank you to our major donors this month!
 
Dr. Linda Bright
Karen and Michael Edwards Lundbeck
Dr. Suzanne Bischoff
Spotlight on Epilepsy Heroes
Left: Representatives from "Students Spreading Epilepsy Awareness” in Charlottesville. 
Right: New Kids Days in Virginia Beach.
Left: Baseball player Justice Bartley gave an excellent interview to Channel 29 NBC after the epilepsy stroll in Charlottesville.
Right: Terry and Missy Dennis advocated for support groups throughout the Commonwealth and did the bike ride.
 
Left: Jewel making was organized by epilepsy hero, Marisa Andrews Templeton in Northern Virginia
Right: Creative writing exchange of ideas between Erick Soricelli and creative writing professional,  Amanda Stack. 
DONATE OR REGISTER FOR EVENTS by clicking "DONATE" and choosing one of the following options: 

Cider Slider 5k (Jan 6, 2018)

Registration for events are counted as donations.
Online registration amounts range from $25-$35 per person.
Additional donations are always appreciated!
For information about bike ride, walks, and other events go to www.epilepsyva.com/calendar
560 Ray C. Hunt Drive
P.O. Box 800754 - UVA Medical Center

 Charlottesville, VA 22903

 
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