Winning entry goes to Washington, D.C.
Young people between the ages of 7 and 16 who have epilepsy may be eligible for a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet their elected officials to discuss epilepsy issues. Important issues include the need for greater public awareness about epilepsy, acceptance and the search for a cure. This is a unique opportunity to draw lawmakers’ attention to epilepsy and increase public awareness of its challenges.
Through an education grant from Abbott Laboratories, funding is available for up to 50 children and one parent for each child to participate in the program. Additional family members may accompany children but will be responsible for their own expenses. The event is scheduled each Spring and will be held in conjunction with the Epilepsy Foundation Public Policy Institute.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus is invited to select a winning entry. To receive an entry form and/or additional information, call the Foundation office at 513-721-2905 or go to www.epilepsy-ohio.org and click on the “Kids Speak Up” link. Questions may be addressed to Doug Simmons.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus is the only agency providing services, free of charge, for people of all ages with epilepsy in central and southern. We give assistance to newly diagnosed patients and their families, provide community education and offer support to people with epilepsy. With your help, we can continue to responsibly serve persons with epilepsy in central and southern Ohio.