Third Talent and Fashion Show for Epilepsy Created by 14 year old Grace Edwards of Yorba Linda, California Raises $1500 for Epilepsy
On August 12, 2017 over 200 people from across southern california gathered at the third Talent and Fashion Show for Epilepsy Created by 14 year old Grace Edwards of Yorba Linda, California.
The show featured appearances from the Los Angeles Kings, Medieval Times, Darling Character Parties, and local Assemblywoman, Sharon Quirk Silva.
With Performances by:
Triple Black Belt and Disney Dream Big Princess, Paris Bravo
Los Angeles and New York Fashion Week Models
And Miss America Title Holders, Including California's Outstanding Teen, Jenna Tower
Fashion show sponsors include My Best Friends Closet, LuLa Roe, and Kids 'N' Things
What: Talent For Epilepsy – An evening of entertainment for the whole family
When: Saturday, August 12, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Curtis Theatre – 1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 91821
Tickets: $27 General Admission / $52 VIP (VIP received an exclusive swag bag with gifts from Hot Topic, Jamberry and Nordstrom)
A special Thank you to our Lifetime and Platinum Sponsors: Verne's Plumbing, South Coast Steel, My Best Friend's Closet, Kick it Up Dance and Fitness Studio, Yo Construction Supplies Covina
In 2009 at the age of 7, Grace decided that she wanted to do something to help educate people and raise awareness for epilepsy.
Thus, Talent for Epilepsy was created and with help from family, friends and the community the first Talent for Epilepsy Talent & Fashion show was held in 2013 with a huge success.
Over the years T4E’s impacts has grown and continues to grow. Each year we reach further and our message of epilepsy awareness and education makes a bigger difference.
Each year Talent for Epilepsy choses one charity to receive ticket sale proceeds. Thanks, to the overwhelming amount of tickets sales this year’s charity, Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County, received a check for $1500.00
Talent for Epilepsy was founded in 2009 by Grace Edwards for her cousin Logan, who is a person with Epilepsy. Logan is one of 3 million Americans affected by this irreversible
neurological disorder. It is estimated that 1 in 26 people have epilepsy and that it is responsible for over 50,000 U.S. deaths each year.
Logan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2005 (at the age of 1) and we have watched him deal with the stigma associated with this disorder throughout his life. Many children and adults do not understand what Epilepsy is or how to deal with it. Logan gets blank stare seizures and grand mal seizures. Thanks to medicine that Logan takes daily and a pacemaker that was surgically implanted in his chest Logan's seizures are not as severe as they could be. But surgery, tests and medicine are expensive and even the best insurance does not cover much when it comes to Epilepsy.
Some families are homeless and can't afford to pay for their child's epilepsy medicine. Epilepsy is a life threatening disorder of the brain and can lead to death; can you imagine being faced with the decision to eat or provide your child with life-saving medicine?
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Source: EIN Presswire