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Donavon Frankenreiter to Play Epilepsy Awareness Concert

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Donavon Frankenreiter to play at upcoming Candlelight Concert for Epilepsy in line with Purple Day activities.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 6, 2013 –  The Epilepsy Association of Utah (EAU) is pleased to partner with the Candlelight Concerts for
Epilepsy Awareness, to present musician Donavon Frankenreiter.

Visit www.donavonf.com for additional info

The EAU is proud to be a part of this awareness and fundraising campaign and are excited to hear Frankenreiter at The Depot on Sunday, March 24th! Doors open at 7:00pm and the concert begins at 8:00.

Candlelight Concert organizer, Eric Miller tells us that “Donavon has let us set-up and distribute
our information about epilepsy at three of his shows [Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, and Boise]!!!  Thanks to Donavon,
his team and the venue for letting us spread awareness, raise some money
and fight the stigma around epilepsy!”  Miller went on to say this about the EAU: “This
fine organization has been serving end educating Utah about epilepsy
for 40 years! Thanks for all you do, and I’m honored to have aligned
with you for this cause!”  

Tickets can be purchased through Smith’s Tix at http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/the-depot.

ABOUT CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS FOR EPILEPSY AWARENESS

50 Concerts in 50 States for Epilepsy Awareness.  Partnering with the largest non-profits in the world of epilepsy, Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness is proud to announce the first nation-wide epilepsy awareness endeavor – 50 Concerts in 50 States. It’s a network of coordinated live events over one weekend in March 2013.  Candlelight Concerts, along with Epilepsy Foundation (www.EFA.org), CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (www.CureEpilepsy.org), Team Epilepsy (www.TeamEpilepsy.com) and Doose Syndrome Epilepsy Alliance (ww.DooseSyndrome.org), are standing united to raise epilepsy awareness on this single weekend in March.

Be sure to visit Candlelight Concert’s Facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/CandlelightConcert

At each event, volunteers will be present to distribute information regarding epilepsy (a 16 page book prepared specifically for these events), provide access to services, answer questions and raise donations – all of which will go directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Events will vary in size from intimate house concerts with 20-40 attendees to 18,000+ seat arena shows with nationally known touring artists. Artists from all genres – classic rock, folk, jazz, singer/songwriters, orchestras, electronic, comedians, plays
and more. All with the same objective, to distribute information and raise epilepsy awareness. All genres, all volunteers involved with the singular purpose to change the way the world sees and understands epilepsy.

This national network of events grows out of Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness – a webcast house concert series based in Pennington NJ. Started and run by Eric Miller, whose wife Carolina, passed away in August 2011 at the age of 25 as a result of epilepsy. Since that time, Eric has worked tirelessly to raise epilepsy awareness in her honor and in honor of all those living with or lost to epilepsy. The series has featured such amazing artists as Corey Glover of Living Colour, Eric Bazilian, Chris Barron, The Young Dubliners, Dan Reed, Mary Fahl, and many others. This network of events takes that
model and raises it to a national level on a single weekend.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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