More than 3 million people in the United States suffer from Epilepsy at an estimated cost of 15.5 billion annually. In the U.S. more than 300,000 people with Epilepsy are under the Age of 14; more than 500,000 are over the age of 65. While most people with this Disorder live a full life, potential factors associated with Epilepsy and Seizures do increase the risk of early mortality. Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy [SUDEP] accounts for 10% of all Epilepsy-related deaths; 85% of these fatalities occur between the ages of 20 -50.
The Epilepsy Warriors Foundation requests the Honor of your Presence at the “BRIDGE OF HOPE” Fundraising Dinner to benefit those who suffer from Epilepsy and Seizures.
When: Monday, November 2, 2015
Where: Villa Verone Ristorante
416 Hamilton St.
Geneva, IL 60134
Time: 6:30 pm- 10:30 pm
Emcee: John Garcia
ABC7 News Journalist
Guest Speaker: Peter DiCianni
Current DuPage County Board member and former Elmhurst mayor now running for Congress
Currently, DiCianni is the chairman of the Illinois Autism Task Force. Since 2008, DiCianni has fought to have insurance carriers cover treatment costs for those diagnosed with autism, according to a campaign news release.
For him, this particular cause is a personal one, as he was inspired to fight for his daughter Brianna who was uncovered by his own insurance carrier for her diagnosis and treatment, the release stated. Now, Brianna’s Law is present in 38 states.
We are so honored and proud to be giving out our very first “Warrior Spirit Award” to 9-year-old Tessa Mary Garcia who exemplifies everything we feel is the best in giving back to her community and showing her Warrior Spirit Pride.
Tickets: Early Bird $50.00 purchased by Noon on November 2nd, 2015
General Admission Tickets at the door $100.00
Tickets can be purchased here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridge-of-hope-tickets-17980765955
Won’t you please come out and join us for we are all taking a walk of faith in order to reach the ‘BRIDGE OF HOPE” to a CURE for our kids.