The World Changers Awards Gala is an elegant evening where notable people from the political, nonprofit and entertainment worlds unite to endorse the Epilepsy Foundation’s critical work on behalf of individuals living with epilepsy, their families and their friends. This year it will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.
The purpose of National Epilepsy Awareness Month is to:
- Dispel common myths about the disorder
- Promote public awareness and understanding of the condition
- Inform people with seizure disorders and their families about service programs and informational resources available nationally and in their local areas
- Educate the public about the symptoms of epilepsy and seizure disorders to help eliminate the stigma unjustly associated with the condition
Every year, the Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy grows in size, scope and significance - thanks to dedicated people. The Walk is the preeminent event where the epilepsy community comes together in Washington, DC to show the world the importance of raising much needed funds and awareness about epilepsy. The money raised from the National Walk for Epilepsy helps the Foundation provide services for people living with epilepsy, provide awareness programs for proper seizure recognition and first aid, provide a voice to make sure health care options for people living with seizures remain strong, and provide much needed research funding toward better treatment options and ultimately a cure.