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A Day of Music in Support of Epilepsy Awareness
Join us at the Fuge for live music while raising funds for epilepsy!
Warminster, PA – March 12, 2013 – Supporters of the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania will host a fundraising concert on Sunday, March 24th at the Fuge in Warminster. The concert is part of a national campaign called 50 Concerts in 50 states, created by Eric Miller, whose goal is to raise countrywide awareness about epilepsy. The campaign is a network of coordinated live events throughout the country over one weekend – March 22-24, 2013.
Organizers of the Epilepsy Awareness concert, Kylie Anzalone and Joanne Farrell, of the band Midnight Hour, are excited to be participating in this national campaign. Kylie became dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness after her daughter Breanna, now nine, was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of six. As an advocate for her daughter, Kylie now has a passion for spreading the word about epilepsy. When Kylie and Joanne, Kylie’s close friend and neighbor, learned about Eric Miller’s idea for 50 concerts in 50 states, they decided to join forces to organize a concert. Combining Kylie’s passion for increasing a greater understanding of epilepsy and Joanne’s passion for music, they put together a daylong event that includes music courtesy of the best local bands and singer/songwriters.
From 1pm to 6pm music lovers will enjoy a day of music performed by local bands such as Romeo Delight, Midnight Hour, Hattrick, and Bonehead. Local singer/songwriters will also showcase their voices for a good cause including Mackenzie Johnson, Jeanette Lynn, Helene Ryan with guitarist Bobby Dreher, and Joanne Farrell Dickerson with guest Dan Chamberlin. All of these wonderful artists have generously donated their talent to promote much needed epilepsy awareness.
The concert will be held at the historical venue known as The Fuge, where John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin and the other famous astronauts trained before landing on the moon. The breathtakingly modern venue –the world’s largest human centrifuge, is unlike any other, complete with LED lighting and two 40 foot video screens. Joanne and Kylie knew the Fuge was the perfect place for the event after watching the room instantly change to a beautiful purple hue—the official color for epilepsy awareness. In addition to great music, Concert goers will also enjoy food provided by Innovative Concepts, beer and wine tasting, and a variety of 50/50 raffles and gift baskets to be auctioned off.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 before the event through Eventbright at http://concertsforepilepsy-eac2.eventbrite.com/. They will also be on sale for $25 at the door.
About Epilepsy and the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania
When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they have epilepsy. Epilepsy affects over three million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. In the eastern Pennsylvania region alone there are over 109,000 people living /seizure disorder, and countless more affected by the significant impact it have. Despite its prevalence with nearly 2 in every 100 people diagnosed, many people with epilepsy face barriers due to the lack of awareness about the disorder. Events such as the concert at the Fuge and the campaign of 50 concerts in 50 states not only raise much needed awareness but also strengthen the epilepsy community by showing those living with epilepsy throughout the United States that they are not alone.
Proceeds from the concert will support the Foundation’s free educational programs and services for individuals with epilepsy/seizure disorder and their families. Support from the Foundation is provided in the following counties: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne & Wyoming.