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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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Epilepsy Awareness: It’s “Christmas in July” at the EpilepsyStore.com

Epilepsy Awareness: It’s “Christmas in July” at the EpilepsyStore.com

EpilepsyStore.com is celebrating “Christmas in July” with a limited-edition set of purple and white holiday ornaments designed with the brand’s signature “e” ribbon to raise epilepsy awareness. Proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will help improve the quality of life for those 3.5 million Americans living with epilepsy. EpilepsyStore.com is helping to build epilepsy awareness through its exclusive, limited-edition set of purple and white Christmas ornaments with the brand’s signature “e” ribbon. This one-of-kind Christmas ornament has been designed so families affected by epilepsy can share the message of epilepsy awareness during the holidays with their family and friends. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 20, 2015 [EpilepsyStore.com, the new nonprofit online retail marketplace where people can “Shop Purple for a Purpose™”, is celebrating “Christmas in July” to raise epilepsy awareness and generate funds to improve the quality of life for those 3.5 million Americans living with epilepsy. To commemorate this event, an exclusive, limited-edition set of purple and white Christmas ornamentswith the brand’s signature “e” epilepsy awareness ribbon have been designed especially for the EpilepsyStore.com. The trademarked purple “e” ribbon was created to distinguish epilepsy from over 25 causes that are using a generic purple awareness ribbon. With 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these holiday ornaments benefiting the programs of [Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, customers can purchase with confidence knowing they are helping others in need. Funds generated from this venture will help to support specific cause-related activities such as epilepsy prevention and education presentations, individual and family case management, support groups, and epilepsy-related medical services such as laboratory testing, neurologist visits, and diagnostics such as EEG’s and MRI’s to non-insured, underinsured, and those with pressing economic needs. “This one-of-kind Christmas ornament has been specially designed so families affected by epilepsy can share the message of epilepsy awareness in a subtle way, and, hopefully start a conversation about epilepsy during the holidays with their friends and loved ones,” said Charles Carmen, Executive Director of Epilepsy Association of Central Florida and founder of the EpilepsyStore.com. “There are still too many myths and stigmas surrounding this disorder that we must dispel.” EpilepsyStore.com is launching its “Christmas in July” event with a specially priced introductory offer of $14.95 for the set of two ornaments, which includes one each in purple and white. The hope is that these festive epilepsy awareness items will be both appealing and accessible to...

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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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J.T. Thomas’ Visit

J.T. Thomas’ Visit

Here is the video and images from J.T. Thomas’ visit to the EACF. We all had a great time and wish J.T. success in the NFL and all the best for his foundation!

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Purple Day 2012 is Coming!

Purple Day 2012 is Coming!

Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy. The Anita Kaufmann Foundation has teamed up with epilepsy organizations from around the world to help make Purple Day one of the largest […]

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Evan Moss writes book to raise money for seiure dog.

Evan Moss writes book to raise money for seiure dog.

Evan Moss, who has epilepsy, wrote “My Seizure Dog” to help raise money for a dog trained to detect an oncoming seizure and alert his parents. The dog will cost $13,000. Evan Moss’ seizures come quietly in the night. When they strike, the 7-year-old’s parents have to give him medicine tomake them stop — or risk brain damage. But to […]

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