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Summerfest camp building independence and self-esteem

August 23, 2012

The best success stemming from Summerfest, Epilepsy Ontario’s annual camp program for children living with epilepsy, is that it has been creating independence and self-esteem for children and youth since 1994, says founder Anita Allen, neurology clinic nurse at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). For 18 years, Summerfest has seen an average of 20…

Golf tourney a chance to have fun, raise money for Summerfest

August 16, 2012

The eighth annual Richardson Charity Golf Tournament is a chance for people to have a fun day of playing golf while helping raise money for Summerfest, an annual opportunity for children and youth living with epilepsy to enjoy summer camp with appropriate nursing care. Held Aug. 24 at Ariss Valley Golf Club near Guelph, the…

Dad and daughter hope their awareness run sparks change

July 26, 2012

Trevor Lewis says he hopes the upcoming Run for Epilepsy he and his daughter, Katie, are organizing will help raise awareness about epilepsy in the community and possibly act as a catalyst for establishing an epilepsy agency in his hometown of Thunder Bay. Trevor notes that there’s a great need for more available resources for…

Provincial strategy could create a stronger epilepsy community

July 20, 2012

Gerry Cockburn says one of the greatest possibilities that could stem from a provincial epilepsy strategy would be a stronger sense of community created amongst people living with epilepsy and medical professionals who treat the neurological disorder. Cockburn, a 55-year-old retired educator, has had epilepsy since he was 10. He says one of the things…