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MOBILE EPILEPSY AWARENESS CLUB MEETING
Mobile Epilepsy Awareness Club meeting on Thursday, December 12th at the West Mobile Regional Public Library at 5555 Grelot Road from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. We will have special guests from Atlanta, GA, Trey and Christy Haetel, they will discuss "Living with Epilepsy , Remaining hopeful and determined" sponsored by Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP by Tuesday December 10th to 251-341-0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHANGES AHEAD FOR CLIENTS
Beginning in November, Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama will initiate statewide efforts to broaden the information base and awareness of seizure disorders and epilepsy throughout Alabama.
Effective November 1, 2013 all outreach groups will be" Epilepsy Awareness Clubs" with the new mission of bringing the latest information on seizure diagnosis and management. At the same time we will bring more uniformity in our delivery of services statewide through these clubs will serve clients with emphasis on the positives, such as belonging and awareness.
The change will be more than cosmetic as the roll of the Awareness Clubs unfolds. If you are interested in bringing a posotive sound and participating in our efforts contact David A. Toenes, Director of Client Services at email@example.com or call David at 1-800-626-1582.
Epilepsy Awareness Clubs
The Epilepsy Awareness Clubs throughout the state will provide a new,
up to date outreach capacity designed to meet the needs of the growing population
Of Persons With Epilepsy (PWE). Each will interlock with the other through the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama offices.
The function of the EWC is to provide a homogenous group of individuals with epilepsy seeking additional information on treatment, medications, and the newest treatment modalities for epilepsy. Additionally, the Awareness clubs will serve as established meeting groups and outreach engines.
The initial sites for the Epilepsy Awareness Sites are:
Mobile (Andulsia/Brewton), Montgomery, Dothan, Birmingham, and Huntsville.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED !!!!!
The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama is organizing a Volunteer Group. This group will assist the foundation in all areas of operation to include, planning and organizing events, training in the foundation’s educational programs i.e. “Managing Students with Seizures,” Training for School Nurses, Law Enforcement Initiative, for presentation to community groups, schools, businesses etc.
Seizures affect 1 in every 100 individuals and is a very misunderstood disorder. It is the leading neurological disorder in children, and the third leading neurological disorder in adults, third only to strokes and alzheimers.
For information call (251)341-0170 or website www.epilepsyfoundationalabama.org
The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama is a voluntary, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals affected by epilepsy in 67 counties across Alabama.
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