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Annual Halloween Carnival Announced

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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

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