Nonprofit to Host Virtual Birthday Party to Support the More Than 54,000 People with Epilepsy in Alabama
Published: January 22, 2021
The Epilepsy Foundation Alabama is celebrating its 50th anniversary in January 2021. On Tues., Jan. 26, Epilepsy Foundation Alabama will livestream a virtual birthday party beginning at 6 p.m. The date was chosen to represent the 1 in 26 people that will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives. The livestreamed event will focus on cherishing the nonprofit’s history in the state, celebrating the milestone anniversary, and highlighting current work the chapter is doing to walk alongside those in Alabama going through their epilepsy journeys.
“We are excited to kick off the 50th-anniversary celebration of Epilepsy Foundation Alabama,” says Sara Franklin, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation Alabama. “Since the nonprofit’s founding in 1971, many people have benefited from the services offered by the Epilepsy Foundation. As we enter 2021 and beyond, we are committed to fighting epilepsy together.”
Registration for the 50th-anniversary event is open at www.epilepsyalabama.org/50th.There is no mandatory fee to register, but households are encouraged to donate $126 or more if they are able.
People that have either been touched by Epilepsy Foundation Alabama or know about the history of the organization are encouraged to email their memories and photos to email@example.com.
“So many wonderful people from across our state have been involved with the Epilepsy Foundation over the past five decades,” says Garland Stansell, APR, Advisory Board Chair, Epilepsy Foundation Alabama. “The virtual birthday party will be a wonderful way to reflect on the difference the Epilepsy Foundation has made in people’s lives, and creates an opportunity to bring attention to the prevalence of the epilepsies.”
Funds raised during the 50th-anniversary virtual event will go toward supporting Epilepsy Foundation Alabama efforts which include:
- Seizure First Aid Virtual Trainings and Certifications
- Our 24/7 Helpline
- School Personnel & School Nurse Seizure First Aid Trainings in Alabama
- Monthly Support Groups
- Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew memberships and activities
- SUDEP Institute
- Teens Speak Up & Public Policy Institute – advocating for the needs of those with epilepsy on the federal level
- State legislation efforts surrounding seizure safe schools
- Information and referral services
- Summer camp scholarships
- Educational conferences related to health and wellness for those with epilepsy & their caregivers
- COVID-19 & Epilepsy Education Program
- Epilepsy Foundation Alabama’s podcast and more
Sponsorship opportunities for the virtual birthday party are available. To get more information on the various levels and benefits, contact Sara Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-453-8291.