June 30 event will raise awareness and funds for Floridians impacted by epilepsy


The 33rdAnnual Paige Family Beast Feast, an event to raise awareness and funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), will take place Saturday, June 30 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Bethel Creek House (4405 HWY A1A) in Vero Beach.

John Paige III and his family, of Vero Beach, will host the unique event which will feature a wild game dinner with dove, duck, snipe, quail, wild hog, deer, pheasant, fish, and alligator. For those less daring, hot dogs and burgers will also be available.

“Bring your family, friends, and taste buds for a night full of adventure, fun, and fundraising for epilepsy,” said Noelle Schneider, Advancement and Education Manager for EFOF. “This event provides a unique platform to raised fund that support the thousands of Floridians and their families affected by epilepsy. All funds raised will help EFOF continue to provide myriad programs and services to those needing help in their journey with epilepsy.”

Epilepsy, a common set of neurological disorders characterized by seizures that one in 26 people will experience at some point in their lives, is a diagnosis given when a person experiences two or more seizures that cannot be attributed to another cause. It is a disorder more people live with than autism, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy – combined.

There is no charge to attend the event, but donations to EFOF are welcomed and encouraged. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to pass and their own beverages.

For more information and to register, visitwww.efof.org/upcoming-events.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) and serves as the lead advocate for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy and other seizure diseases and disorders. The family of epilepsy diseases is the third-most prevalent neurological condition in the United States, striking approximately three million people nationally and more than 400,000 people in Florida. About 42,000 people die each year in the U.S. due to seizures from epilepsy and related causes. The EFOF provides numerous services to individuals and families, such as advocacy and counseling, education and prevention, direct medical and neuropsychological services, as well as research and other programs regardless of financial situation or socioeconomic status. For more information, visitwww.efof.org.   


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