March, 2012

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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50th Anniversary Year Update

50th Anniversary Year Update

In Celebrating our 50th Anniversary Year, we want to share with you some Epilepsy Association of Central Florida history from time to time. Milestone Twenty Five Years Ago This Year: A  Governors’ Task Force on Epilepsy was established by the Legislature to evaluate then current epilepsy service levels in the state, identify additional service needs, determine funding support for those recommendations, and identify changes to the Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code to be enacted providing authorization for the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Epilepsy Services Program for Florida.  The first program manual was developed and distributed to all of Florida’s service providers. This was the first time that Epilepsy services was recognized as an inherent need to Florida citizens and the first time that state government sought to standardize Epilepsy...

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Nova Scotian Girl Epilepsy Purple Day Closer to Becoming Official In Canada

Nova Scotian Girl Epilepsy Purple Day Closer to Becoming Official In Canada

A Nova Scotian girl started a Purple Day campaign to promote epilepsy awareness, and now it’s one step closer to becoming official in the House of Commons. “I started Purple Day because I thought I was the only one with epilepsy and I wanted other people to know that they’re not alone and to see […]

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