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EAU now on Meetup!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Find the EAU on Meetup.com
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, February 24, 2013 – In an ever-diligent effort to reach out and engage
the community in an open discussion of epilepsy and its effect on the day-to-day
life of people living with the condition, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is now utilizing Meetup.com.
“The demographic of Meetup users is
largely Young Adult. An age group that we have been most anxious to engage in
helping”, said Annette Maughan, President of the Epilepsy Association of Utah.
“We have several young adults on the Board at the EAU and they have expressed
their concerns about this largely overlooked group. I can only imagine how
difficult it must be to have epilepsy AND be a teenager or college student. It
may seem overwhelming at times. Because of this, we have created a Support
Group and are reaching out wherever we can to get young adults more engaged in
open discussion”.
The EAU began posting meetups on
Meetup.com on February 12th 2013 with the hopes of reaching even more people. Currently
we utilize Meetup to list support groups and upcoming events. To receive
notifications from Meetup, go to www.meetup.com and search “Epilepsy Association” or copy and
paste this link into your browser: http://www.meetup.com/EAUMeetup/.
Login is required but made easier by logging in using the users Facebook
account.
Hope to see you at our upcoming events!
ABOUT MEETUP.COM
Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup
makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands
already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local
communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their
communities.
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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