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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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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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A BIG THANKS TO THE 2015 “AutoClassic” Sponsors

A BIG THANKS TO THE 2015 “AutoClassic” Sponsors

39th Annual AutoClassic Golf Tournament Presented by the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association  Benefiting the  Epilepsy Association of Central Florida Sponsors  Wayne Densch Charitable Trust Orlando Sentinel Communications 9 Family Connection and Mega TV  Zurich  JM&A Group – Valley National Bank Dealertrack Technologies —   Orlando Solar Bears  US Equity Advantage     —     PNC Bank Dealer Finance Rosenfield and Company PLCC   —   BB&T Insurance Services                 Stanley Steemer                                                        Florida Hospital for Children                Tech Hero                                                              DeLuca Toyota                Manheim Auctions Central Florida Market             Enterprise Holdings                Dealer Risk Services                                                          Fun Spot America                Motor Trend Auto Shows, Inc.                                  First Orange Tag Agency                Kilgore, Pearlman, Stamp, Ornstein & Squires, P.A.     Joe Miller  Charles Wohlust, PLC The New Orlando Auto Auction Borcheck & Gase, LLC Bank of America Merrill Lynch ROAR! Internet Marketing Adstrategies KeyCom Technologies WFTV-Channel 9 WRDQ-Channel 27 GES Global Experience Specialists Castle Products, Inc. Netsertive SunTrust Commercial Dealer Services Kisselback Ford AmeriSource Employee Benefits Crossley Shear Wealth Management Automotiv.com AutoTrader.com Avancent FirstCard Merchant Services Parks Auto Group TD Auto Finance Wawa Southeast Steel Showroom Pepsico Wayne Densch Distributors Bailey’s Coffee KeyCom Technologies GES Global Experience Specialists Action Radio & Cell SunTrust Bank Orlando Health Wawa McGruder Eye...

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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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