4th Annual Care & Cure Gala
January 20, 2020 | By Sarah Dailey |
Please join us online
September 26th, 2020 at 6PM (PST)
for a unique virtual Care & Cure celebration
as we honor the outstanding John Baird,
Principal Partner, Group and Grandfather to a child with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation OC is honored to host our 4th annual OC Care & Cure Gala – celebrating the life-changing work of the national Care & Cure Institute. For the past 14 years, the Care and Cure Institute has focused on improving access to specialty care for children with epilepsy by funding the training of pediatric epileptologists. This work is vital because 50% of epilepsy cases begin in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. As a result, our children are the most vulnerable to the detrimental effects of the disease.
By training these new epilepsy specialists, we have dramatically reduced wait times to see a specialist resulting in distinctly improved outcomes for children. If seizure intervention is not secured at an early age for children, their long-term cognitive and physical development can be compromised, indefinitely stunting their long-term potential.
Our ultimate goal is no child diagnosed with epilepsy. Until then, your support ensures that children with epilepsy can get specialty care and the epilepsy research thrives in our region-giving children and their families hope for cures.
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