Raising Hope For Epilepsy Will Be An Event Held At The Empire Polo Grounds On March 17.
Child Star Zachary Alexander Rice will make a special appearance at the event
All Proceeds Will Go Directly To Help Children With Epilepsy And To Research To Find A Cure For This Disorder.
About Selina Smith
Selina Smith and Zachary Alexander Rice – Raising Hope for Epilepsy
Selina Smith, “I was 5 years old when I had my first seizure. A couple months later, I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. For many years my life was run by my Epilepsy. Deciding what I could and couldn’t do. Yearly visits to my neuroligist for EEGs, and medication that I had to take daily to keep my seizures under control. I grew out of my Epilepsy and was taken off my medication when I was around 13 years old. I am now 17, and it is my time to go back and help all those other children out there with Epilepsy. With your help and support, together, we can Raise Hope for Epilepsy!”
“Raising Hope for Epilepsy Chairty Polo Benefit”
Hosted by movie and television actor William Devane.
Organized with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. The event fact sheet, sponsor opportunities, response form and product donation form are attached.
Please help by supporting “Raising Hope for Epilepsy” – sponsor the event, buy tickets, contribute products for the event or auction, purchase space in the tribute book OR make a donation even if you can’t attend. Anything and everything is appreciated!
When I was five years old, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. After many years of taking medication and doctor visits, I finally grew out of my seizures around the age 13. I am now 17 and a student at Palm Desert High School. Now it is my chance to go back and help other children with epilepsy.
I have learned that, just in the U.S.A. alone, over 300,000 children under the age of 15 are affected by epilepsy. More than 90,000 of those have seizures that cannot be adequately treated. Epilepsy is a more serious condition than most people think. It affects not only the lives of the children but families as well.
With this benefit and your donations, we can raise awareness and try to lower that number and support research for cures. With your support we can fight against epilepsy, and fight for those families whose children have this disorder. Help me raise hope for epilepsy.
Proceeds from the “Raising Hope for Epilepsy Benefit” will support research and advocacy for childhood epilepsy and connect families to information and each other.
Please contact me at 760.851.1204 and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions for the nonprofit charity, please contact Susan at 310.670.2870 and email@example.com.
Selina Smith Budinger
A Benefit of the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles and Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County
c/o Selina’s Polo Benefit, 5777 W. Century Blvd, Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90045