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Thank you to Central Florida Women’s League!

Thank you to Central Florida Women’s League!

We are so happy to share this news with you! A the recent Central Florida Women’s League Charitable Granting Luncheon your Epilepsy Association of Central Florida was one of five organizations out of 40 applicants reviewed to be awarded a grant by this wonderful organization. $15,000 was awarded to help us with MRI’s for our clients and to purchase bicycle helmets for children in need to help prevent head injury, the leading known cause of epilepsy. Other recipients were A Gift For Teaching, One Heart for Women and Children, and the Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Inc. We are honored to be in this group and been recognized by the Central Florida Women’s League!. Please thank these wonderful women and join them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CFWL.org/ And their homepage:...

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Thank You to Cite Partners for Generous Donation

Thank You to Cite Partners for Generous Donation

The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida would like to extend a gracious THANK YOU to Cite Partners for a generous donation that was received today, January 6, 2017. Cite Partners is an Orlando-based commercial real estate services firm, offering brokerage, management, consulting and representation. Cite Partners believes in giving back to the community and they donate a percentage of revenue every year to a local charity in need.  Additionally, they are involved with several organizations that make a huge difference in our community. We are very thankful that Cite Partners chose the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida as the recipient of their generous donation program this year!  Below are a few photos taken this morning at the check presentation ceremony. If you would like to send a thank you to them, you may contact them at...

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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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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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