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Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi Challenges State to Help
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February 6, 2019 - ListenUpYall.com

The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi press release

There are over 36,000 Mississippians living with epilepsy, The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi is the only non-profit in the state dedicated to those living with the condition. They are challenging others to show their support by attending a benefit gala on Saturday, February 9.

The Purple Chic Hollywood Gala enables the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi to raise awareness, continue outreach and education, maintain support groups, and enables local and national advocacy. The Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, Kids Crew, and Mississippi’s Information and Referral System also directly benefit from the gala.

The event, happening at Jackson Country Club, 7-11 p.m., will be a night of dining, entertainment and inspirational speakers, and will honor those who have made a positive impact on Mississippians living with epilepsy. This year’s honorees are Dr. Marcus Lee, Dr Angela Chandler, Dr. Mecheri Sundaram and the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois.

The foundation selected guest speakers and Mississippians Dr. John B. Ingram, Elizabeth and Trudie Thompson, and Paul Robinson of the Jenna Robinson Charities. The keynote speakers will share stories of how epilepsy has affected their lives and how they responded by helping others and raising awareness. WAPT’s Sports Director Josh Jackson and Meteorologist Brooke Laizer will be the gala’s masters of ceremony.




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