Think Local. Act Local.
When you donate to the Epilepsy Association of Utah, you know where your money ends up: in Utah. The Association respects your hard work and willingness to help raise awareness for epilepsy. Our all-volunteer board ensures that your money is used prudently. It doesn’t pay for travel expenses for a rockstar CEO, it doesn’t pay to support legislation in Maryland, it pays to send a child to Camp in Park City. Or allows a person with epilepsy to get to their Doctor appointment on public transportation, and it pays to ensure that a child gets life-saving medical treatments. Maybe we aren’t flashy, but why should we be when using someone else’s money? Because getting a donation from Utah and not spending it on Utah’s epilepsy community …that’s just rude.
Donate to the Chris Conner Memoriam: Donations can be made in the name of Chris Conner, who passed away in July 2016. Chris was an advocate and support group leader for the Epilepsy Association Young Adults Support Group. Chris brought comfort to families who suffered from the difficulties of life with epilepsy, and he never gave up in his support of others.
Donate to the MacLean’s Ride fund: Donations will go towards purchasing seizure monitors for families in need. This Empatica Embrace is a new device available in September 2016 that alerts parents or care givers when seizures occur.
Make a general donation to Epilepsy Association of Utah: Donate today and help Utahns with epilepsy get the assistance they need!
Looking for a rewarding experience helping others? You’ll find it with us. Having lived in the shadow of seizures, people struggling with epilepsy and seizure disorders are not just wary but afraid of how people will react once they find out about their ‘secret’. Helping people by showing them acceptance they never thought they would find, and working to build an organization well-respected in the State is simply one of the most gratifying experiences you may ever have. We have watched people who’ve said, “I have epilepsy and that is first time I have ever said that outloud,” become powerful and confident advocates for themselves and for others. We have seen a Mother hold her child for the first time when she was too afraid that her epilepsy would affect her child; who is healthy and happy. All of this, in no small part because of the work that 40 years of volunteers at the Epilepsy Association of Utah have provided.