Epilepsy Association of Utah

Month: September 2012

Annual Halloween Carnival Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EAU Confirms 2nd Annual Halloween Carnival: Whispers in the Park

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 18, 2012 – In its efforts to help increase local Epilepsy awareness, the Epilepsy Association of Utah (EAU) has confirmed they will hold their 2nd Annual Halloween Carnival: Whispers in the Park on October 13th at Weber State University.

“The EAU is pleased to hold numerous events throughout the year, all of which are created to encourage those living with Epilepsy to get out and experience various activities without that fear that a seizure will occur. At EAU events, we expect a seizure. And we plan for it so we take steps to help avoid known triggers,” says Annette Maughan, President of the Epilepsy Association of Utah. She further explains the reasoning behind the significance of a Halloween Carnival by stating, “Halloween is that time when we leave behind who we are and become those things we have always wanted to become -a holiday where masks conceal the person and simple costumes make heroes out of all of us. We are thinking of these masks metaphorically and we are encouraging people living with Epilepsy to show themselves for who they are, to take off their veil and show the world that they do not need a costume to be a hero.” The EAU’s goal is to emphasize to those affected by Epilepsy and to the public that seizures can be scary; yet, when someone learns how to manage a seizure, the fear is eliminated.

The fundraising carnival will include live music & entertainment, food, games, a costume parade, a cake contest, vendors and various activities for all ages. Those interested will be admitted into the carnival grounds free of admission. More information regarding this specific event along with other information regarding the Epilepsy Association of Utah on their website at: www.epilepsyut.org

Date: Saturday October 13th, 2012
Time: 11:00am- 5:00pm
Place: Weber State University – Lower Quad
3850 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84401

ABOUT THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF UTAH
Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some time in their lives leading to over 150,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more. Visit http://epilepsyut.org for additional information.
Press Contact: Lindsey Palmer
Email: lindsey@epilepsyut.org
Website: www.epilepsyut.org

Dine at IHOP…help the EAU!

You know, some days, eating is just eating. Then there are the meals spent at IHOP. On those special days devouring at IHOP, why not help The Epilepsy Association of Utah (EAU)?

From 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on September 26th, particpating IHOPs along the Wasatch Front will donate 20% of their qualifiying sales to help the 100,000 people in Utah living with Epilepsy.

Just bring in a copy of the flyer (Download it here)

to one of the following IHOP Restaurants and the EAU will get 20% of the total cost of your meal! Now that’s a meal with a purpose.

This September 26th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm IHOP will donate 20% of their sales to The Epilepsy Association of Utah. All you have to do is print out the flyer to the right, take it in to one of the Participating Restaurants, present it to your server when you order your meal with a beverage and IHOP will send us a check for 20% or your total bill. How cool is that? Help us, while enjoying a meal with family and friends!

When:
September 26th, 2012
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Where:

IHOP Ogden
189 12th Street
(801) 621-7000

IHOP Layton
920 North Main Street
(801) 593-0433

IHOP Riverdale
947 West Riverdale Road
(801) 392-4467

IHOP Centerville
388 North Market Place Drive
(801) 296-8000

IHOP Sandy
10815 South State Street
(801) 523-8613

Purpleicious Pageant Date Change

We have been contacted by the Purpleicious Pageant Coordinator and been notified that the Pageant date has been changed. The Pageant will NOT be held this Saturday but sometime in October. Details to follow.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding.