Epilepsy Awareness

Florida RX Card Offering Aetna Dental and Vision for Floridians this Week

Florida RX Card Offering Aetna Dental and Vision for Floridians this Week

Discount cards for Aetna Dental network and US Eye Plan are being offered during the week of 16th-22nd of May through Florida RX Card. Download above release – PRESS RELEASE_Free Dental for FL Residents_Rx Awareness Week_5162016 Note: This is not a free insurance program, these are discount cards to network heath service providers. Rx Awareness Week May 16-22, 2016  Highlights  Free Aetna Dental for all Florida residents on www.FloridaRxCard.com Free vision card for all Florida residents on...

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Epilepsy Association Featured on Florida State Homes

Epilepsy Association Featured on Florida State Homes

We were recently featured in an article, The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida Raises Awareness about an Oft-Ignored Condition Impacting Millions. If you’re interested in Florida Homes for Sale, check out Florida State...

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Scholarship Opportunities!

Scholarship Opportunities!

Epilepsy Association of Central Florida encourages higher learning! Below are 3 Scholarship opportunities that may benefit your college career! ♦ Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarships for Florida Students The attorneys at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC in Miami have recently launched Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarship. The scholarship is being offered to Florida High School and Undergraduate students who have helped their local community by volunteering at non-profits. In addition to the scholarship, we will be making a donation to the non-profit organization where the scholarship winner volunteered their time Teens may contact us to volunteer with us so that they may apply for this great scholarship opportunity! For more info on the scholarship and it’s requirements: Kaire & Heffernan Community Scholarships for Florida Students ♦ Central Florida Epilepsy Scholarship Foundation’s Merle Evanchyk Epilepsy Scholarship Purpose: The Central Florida Epilepsy Scholarship Foundation, Inc. (CFEF) is pleased to announce its “Merle Evanchyk” scholarship program and our desire to assist those affected by epilepsy living in our community with his or her pursuit of their goals through higher education. The purpose of this program is to provide financial support for the education of persons who have received a diagnosis of epilepsy. Award: The Central Florida Epilepsy Scholarship Foundation (CFEF) seeks to recognize the personal achievements of those living with epilepsy. The CFEF will offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 – $2,500 for post-secondary education, advanced college education or post-secondary vocational education. Vision: A recipient of a CFEF “Merle Evanchyk” scholarship will be a person having received a diagnosis of epilepsy who shows perseverance in overcoming obstacles that epilepsy may present, courage in dealing with epilepsy, his/her community involvement, their commitment to personal advancement through education and achieving his/her personal goals. For more info on the scholarship and it’s requirements: EpilepsyScholarship.org ♦ Celler Legal P.A. Employment Skills Scholarship Program Scholarship details: Name: Celler Legal P.A. Employment Skills Scholarship Program Url: http://www.floridaovertimelawyer.com/scholarship   We are offering an annual sponsorship award of $1,000 for U.S. high school seniors seeking a degree in an accredited four year university/college as well as first year students. The program will be awarded for the first time in 2016, and will continue annually to provide opportunity and support in the form of financial awards to students working to build skills and advance their education for use in service of their...

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2016 CFL Epilepsy Walk Pictures!

2016 CFL Epilepsy Walk Pictures!

Thank you everyone that came out this morning for the 2016 Orlando Epilepsy Walk to help us raise over $30,000! We appreciate each and everyone of you. We had a great time, hope you did as well....

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FOR PRESS: INSURACE COVERAGE CHANGES

FOR PRESS: INSURACE COVERAGE CHANGES

Epilepsy Association, Fla. Legislators & Other Health Care Groups to Announce Legislation to Protect Floridians from Dangerous Insurance Coverage Changes Press Event Announcing New Bill to Take Place Wednesday, January 20 at 12:30 in Florida Capitol Building   TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – January 14, 2015 – The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida and other members of the Florida Patient Stability Coalition invite members of the media to attend a special press event Wednesday, January 20, at the Florida Capitol Building. During the event, state legislators and health care advocates will unveil new legislation to protect the health of Floridians living with chronic, complex or rare medical conditions from mid-year health insurance changes that could put them at risk. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Florida State Capitol, Room 333 (House of Representative Press Room) and will feature the following speakers: Rep. Debbie Mayfield (R-Vero Beach) Sen. Alan Hays (R- Umatilla) Charles Carmen – Executive Director, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida Dr. Jason Goldman – Governor-Elect, American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter   WHO:       Epilepsy Association of Central Florida WHAT:     Press Conference to Announce Patient Protection Bill WHEN:    January 20th at 12:30 p.m. WHERE:  Florida State Capitol, Room 333 (400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Fla.)   About the Florida Patient Stability Coalition The Florida Patient Stability Coalition is a group of patient and provider groups dedicated to enacting legislation to help Floridians with chronic, complex or rare conditions continue to access the medical treatments that keep them healthy. Members of the coalition include The AIDS Institute, AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, The Arc of Florida, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Chapter American College of Cardiology, Florida Chapter, American College of Physicians, Florida Gastroenterological Society, Florida Legal Services, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Florida Society of Rheumatology, H.E.A.L.S. of the South, Lupus Foundation of Florida, NAMI Florida, Suncoast Epilepsy Association, and U.S. Pain Foundation. DOCUMENT DOWNLOAD: SB 1142/HB 915 Banning Non-Medical Switching Health Insurance Mandate...

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Epilepsy Awareness: About the Purple “e” Ribbon

Epilepsy Awareness: About the Purple “e” Ribbon

Epilepsy Awareness: Charity Designs Bold Purple “e” Ribbon to Stand Out From the Crowd 1 in 4 people will have a seizure during their lifetime, and 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy. Today, 3.5 million people in the United States have epilepsy, making it the 4th most common neurological condition. Yet, despite its high incidence in the U.S., epilepsy receives a small percentage of research funding, and little attention, compared to other medical disorders. One charity, the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, is intent on bringing epilepsy out of the darkness by building widespread public awareness through its innovative new marketing efforts. With purple being the internationally recognized color for epilepsy awareness, there are a proliferation of charitable causes that have adopted it and the generic awareness ribbon. In order to differentiate epilepsy from other causes, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida has designed a proprietary new epilepsy-specific purple ribbon in the shape of a bold and contemporary “e” to help build epilepsy awareness. “Even with epilepsy being so common, it isn’t talked about as much as it should be due to the many myths and stigmas that continue to surround the disorder,” said Chuck Carmen, Executive Director of Epilepsy Association of Central Florida. “We want to change that by providing more information about what epilepsy is and is not, which in turn, will help increase awareness about the condition.” The new purple “e” ribbon was formally introduced to the public as part of the nonprofit organization’s recent launch of The EpilepsyStore.com, the first online retail marketplace where people can “Shop Purple for a Purpose™.” The “e” store, as many refer to it, features affordable, custom-designed items with the purple “e” ribbon, including fashionable jewelry, tumblers, a necktie, hats, a license plate frame, car magnets, and even a limited edition set of purple and white “e” Christmas ornaments. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items benefit the programs of Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, so customers can purchase with confidence knowing they are helping others in need. “EpilepsyStore.com serves two important missions which include building epilepsy awareness and helping raise funds to put an end to seizures,” said Mr. Carmen. “Our goal is to differentiate epilepsy as a cause that is worthy of widespread public support, and to give it a recognizable brand identity that will gain the attention of millions with epilepsy, and even millions...

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