The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is dedicated to meeting the needs of the 150,000 Georgians with a seizure disorder and their families. During the 2011-2012 fiscal year, this was accomplished through the following:
- - Educational in-services, reaching 6,170 people in 69 counties.
- - Information and referral to 3,800 people.
- - 3 separate camp sessions were held, with 67 scholarship participants.
- - The WebEase self-help program was introduced.
- - Emergency medication assistance for 104 patients, totaling to $26,844.12 in assistance.
- - Patient social outings were held at each Atlanta Falcons home game through the generosity of Falcon running back Jason Snelling.
- - The StudioE Art Therapy program was added to our program offerings, reaching 9 patients.
- - National Epilepsy Awareness Month expanded greatly to include a symposium, a TV infomercial, a NPR radio program and daily social media updates.
- - Epilepsy 101 was introduced as an educational offering at colleges.
- - Operation Epilepsy Outreach was launched to reach veterans with TBI-induced epilepsy.
- - The affiliate website underwent a major upgrade with new sections and enhanced interactive capabilities.
- - Our communication resources were expanded through the use of both Facebook and Twitter.
- - Chloe Robinson and her family represented Georgia at the Kids Speak Up conference and the National Epilepsy Walk in Washington DC.
- - More than 360 patients and their families attended Epilepsy Night, courtesy of the Atlanta Hawks.
These programs were made possible by the following accomplishments:
- - The Magnolia Run, which had more than 900 participants, and raised more than $48,000
- - The 2012 Taste of Love raised $284,000 (highest net ever)
- - Major support from UCB, the Epilepsy Company
- - Major support from the CarMax Foundation
- - Major support from Wells Fargo
- - Major support from Lundbeck
- - Major support from Nsoro Foundation
- - Major support from the Youth Service Fund
- - The 2011 Annual Campaign raised $51,374
- - A series of fund raisers held throughout National Epilepsy Month including a series of events at various Moe's, a night at SweetWater Brewery, dinners at Prime, South City Kitchen, the Buckhead Club and purple cupcake sales at various schools and businesses, raising a total of $4,032
- - The affiliate was the winner of the Rise Up Role Models contest featuring Jason Snelling, raising $5,0000
- - New fund raising events this year included the Spring Fling at Primrose School at Bentwater, the first annual Chilly Bowl flag football game at North Atlanta High School, the Sippin Away Seizures monthly gatherings, Dining Nights at Yeah! Burger and Blue Moon Pizza, Genki, and Jeannine's Ride, a motorcycle poker run.
Most importantly, these programs and services were made possible because of wonderful supporters like you! Without the help of our generous supporters, EFGA would never be able to provide these programs and services to all Georgians living with epilepsy.