Join the Epilepsy Foundation for a Virtual Fundraising Concert with Nashville Musician Drew Holcomb

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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WHAT

Epilepsy Foundation is hosting a virtual fundraising concert with Nashville-based musician Drew Holcomb (“Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors”). The concert is free, but those who wish to make a donation can do so during the concert at donate.epilepsy.com/DREW2020. All proceeds will support programs and services for the 3.4 million people living with epilepsy in the United States. 

WHEN

Thursday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET 

WHERE

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EpilepsyFoundationWA/

WHY

Even in times like these, seizures don’t stop, and neither has the fight to END EPILEPSY. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy.

Drew is hosting the concert as a fundraiser to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. When the current “stay at home” orders were first implemented in the United States, Drew and his wife, Ellie, began hosting nightly “Kitchen Covers” concerts from their home. These events have been so popular that Drew and Ellie offered to host similar virtual shows for organizations such as the Epilepsy Foundation. 

ABOUT EPILEPSY

According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.4 million people in the United States are affected by epilepsy. It is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce seizures which are sudden abnormal bursts of electrical energy that disrupt brain functions.

ABOUT THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

With a network of nearly 50 partners throughout the United States, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY®. The Foundation connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy to promote awareness and understanding, and to advocate for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, while also funding $68.7 million for epilepsy research and supporting 3,091 epilepsy investigators and specialists in their early careers. To learn more visit epilepsy.com or call 1.800.332.1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact Name: 
Jackie Aker
Contact Phone: 
(310) 846-9272
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Our Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

 
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