Epilepsy Association of Utah


Pennies from heaven

Sometimes, the simple things are the best:

“A Penny For Your Thoughts” – here’s my thoughts – Please join me and let’s save as many pennies as possible for 10 weeks during the summer:

From Sunday June 13, 2010 to Sunday August 22, 2010.
(Of course, I promise I won’t tell if you start saving your pennies early!)

After Sunday August 22, 2010 please donate your penny collection to your local Epilepsy Organization or another volunteer organization of your choice that is working hard in your community to help people with epilepsy, sudep, and other issues related to seizure disorders. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
**If you have a large collection of pennies please try to roll them prior to presenting your donation.

If you would like to join us in this event please check it out at Epilepsy Awareness 2009 on Facebook. There will also be a place on the Facebook site listed under “Discussions” after the event if anyone would like to post any details of their participation; name, amount of donation, organization they donated to.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments please forward them to me at epilepsyhppresident@hotmail.com

Tracey Alderson, Administrator, Epilepsy Awareness 2009

Executive Director Job Opening

Executive Director- Epilepsy Association of Utah a 501(c)(3) charity is seeking a part-time Executive Director to oversee the day-to-day operations of our volunteer based program. Qualified candidates will have an advanced degree and/or a min 4 years proven track record of program management, grant writing, and funding development. Candidate needs to be organized, detail-oriented person with strong computer and communication skills. Candidate will manage an office located in West Jordan, Ut. Candidate must be an effective leader with the ability to build & maintain relationships with organizations & agencies across the entire state. This position will report directly to a Board of Directors and work to maintain the strategic vision of the organization. Send resume and cover letter, including referrences to: Kris at kris@epilepsyut.org or by mail at EAU 1995 West 9000 South Level B West Jordan, UT 84088.

Yard Sale!

On June 5th Madeline’s Restaurant in South Jordan will be hosting a Yard Sale Fundraiser for the EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF UTAH.

The Yard Sale will be held in front of the restaurant at 1133 West South Jordan Pkwy (10600 South) and will run from 8am to 2pm.

If you have anything you would like to donate, please bring it by the restaurant anytime.

As a thank you, Madeline’s will be giving away a free dessert or appetizer for every donation made.

Thank you to Adam and Madeline’s Restaurant for putting this together!

Madeline’s Restaurant
Yard Sale
June 5th
8am – 2pm
1133 W. South Jordan Pkwy (10600 S)

Fun Fact of the Day

Before 400 B.C., people believed epilepsy was a curse that afflicted people with the gift of prophecy. Then Hippocrates wrote the first book about epilepsy called “On the Sacred Disease,” in which he classified it as a brain disorder.

Camp Spike and Wave

Camp Spike and Wave registration is open now!!! Camp is available for any teen with epilepsy between the age of 10 – 18. We will be holding camp on July 26 – 30 at the National Ability Center in Park City. We are also looking for nurse volunteers. If you are interested in having your teen attend or volunteering for Camp Spike and Wave please e-mail Kris at kris@epilepsyut.org. We look forward to working with you!

Welcome to the EAU’s blog

We have decided to open up a blog to help individuals living in Utah with epilepsy and their families. We will be posting fun calendar items and things that are going on. Please feel free to contact us with topic and discussion ideas. Please also join us on our new facebook and twitter pages as well.

EAU President