Epilepsy Association of Utah

Balloon Launch

Purple Day Balloon Launch 2012



LAKE CITY, Utah, March 13, 2012 – In its efforts to help increase
global and local Epilepsy awareness, the Epilepsy Association of Utah
(EAU) will celebrate National Purple Day, held annually on March 26th,
by holding a Purple Balloon Launch in Murray City. Each of the hundreds
of balloon will be filled & tied with thoughts, hopes and memories
of everyone, including the 50 million affected worldwide and as many as
150,000 from Utah; and then, released as a symbol of freedom and
independence while each purple balloon finds its way into the world.

Date:     Monday March 26th
Time:     6:00pm
Place:    Murray City Hall Building
    5025 South State Street
    Murray, UT

interested in attending should meet at Murray City Hall at 6:00pm to
prepare for the balloon launch. Admission is free and all ages are
encouraged to participate. More information regarding this and other
scheduled Purple Day events can be found on the Epilepsy Association of
Utah’s website: www.epilepsyut.org

About Purple Day
Purple Day was created by the idea of a 9-year-old girl, Cassidy Megan,
motivated by her own struggles with Epilepsy. Cassidy’s goal was and
continues to be encouraging people to talk about Epilepsy while
dismissing the myths and assuring those with seizures – they are not
alone. Now every year on March 26th,
people all around the world are invited to wear purple and involve
themselves in events in promotional events supporting Epilepsy

About the Epilepsy Association of Utah
Epilepsy Association of Utah provides awareness, education, support
services and advocacy for and in behalf of all those dealing with the
many challenges of Epilepsy/seizure disorders. More information can be
found on their website @ www.epilepsyut.org

A Purple Jolt for Utah’s Purple Day!

The Epilepsy Association of Utah proudly presents “Purple Jolt 2012 Benefit Rock Concert.”  The performance follows the Purple Day Balloon Launch at 6:00 pm, held at Murray City Building.  The group who will be performing is Caroline’s Spine, with special guest Jeremy Anderson.

About Caroline’s Spine:

  • Spine is an alternative American Rock band who has toured the United States and Europe with popular performing artists such as Aerosmith, Nickleback, as well as Kiss.  
  • Spine is a RIAA-certified Gold and has achieve four “Top 40” rock radio hits.  
  • Spine’s music has been used by well-known TV networks such as ESPN, MTV, and Disney.  
  • Spine is, as noted by Yamaha Music, “…one of the top 5 unsigned bands in America.”

The Top Five Caroline’s Spine Songs (via iTunes):

  1. Sullivan
  2. Attention Please
  3. You and Me 
  4. Nothing to Prove
  5. The Light Inside

Sullivan and You and Me both come from Spine’s 1997 album entitled “Monsoon.”  Sullivan is reportedly the band’s most popular song, due to it’s accessible melody and compelling subject matter related to WWII.  You and Me starts out with a slower softer beat than Sullivan, but then turns to quicker tempo and heavier rock, it’s a great song to jam out to and it seems to resonate with the frustrations rough relationships can sometimes bring.

Two years later, Spine released “Attention Please,” where the tracks Attention Please and Nothing to Prove are heard.  Both tracks received high ratings on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart at #30 and #23, respectively.  Nothing to Prove is probably a personal favorite of mine and all that I can say about it is take a listen to it below.  Attention Please, on the other hand, has a deep grungy sound whom’s chorus seems to question life’s train and where, as passengers, we are going.  That idea seems to ring true for a lot of people who deal with various problems, including seizures and Epilepsy.  Sometimes we wonder why it is that we have certain issues to deal with and it is, indeed, a fair question.  Until we find out why and where we are going, we can do our best to hold on for the ride.     

The last, but definitely not the least, of the top five tracks is The Light Inside from “Work It Out.” It wouldn’t surface until nearly a decade after Spine’s aforementioned album, “Attention Please.”  Nevertheless, the track definitely earned it’s place among the top tracks of Spine’s music.  The music is heavy with awesome beats with deep enlightening lyrics that question, and at the same time seem to encourage, the listener’s ability to go on and continue to do their best despite difficulties they might experience.

Can’t wait to see the band in action?  Well, the countdown is on and the concert is just days away, but until then, feel free to check out this video, from YouTube, of the group singing a song I particularly favor, Nothing to Prove.

Critical Info!
What: Purple Jolt 2012 Benefit Rock Concert
Where: Murray Historic Theatre 
 4961 S. State St., Murray, UT. 84107
When: Monday, March 26, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Prepaid Individual: $10
At-The-Door Individual: $12
VIP Table (includes backstage pass to meet the band, food, and private seating) $100
Buy Your Tickets Now!  
Contact: info@epilepsyut.org
Sources and Links:
Jimmy Newquist
Jeremy Anderson