SOURCE: Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation

June 14, 2016 09:45 ET

Find a Cure for Epilepsy - Make a Stand With 'Lemonade for Livy'

Epilepsy Foundation Global Initiative During July 29th - 31st Will Benefit Research

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - The Epilepsy Foundation is excited to announce their global fundraiser initiative, Lemonade for Livy. During July 29th - 31st, thousands of young kids and adults will come together to host their own lemonade stands in an effort to raise funds to help find a cure for epilepsy.

Today, 3 million people in the US have epilepsy with over 300,000 children under the age of 15 impacted. In the last two years, Lemonade for Livy stands continue to impact and reach more people around the world:

  • All 50 states and 4 countries have hosted a stand
  • Over 200 stands represented around the world
  • $60,000 raised for research

This year, Lemonade for Livy plans to raise $50,000 that will directly support funding research for the Epilepsy Foundation so that new and better treatments and therapies can be discovered.

In 2011, Lemonade for Livy started as a small initiative to help Olivia "Livy" Scheinman. Shortly after birth, Livy had her first seizure. She was then diagnosed with a brain malformation resulting in multifocal partial epilepsy. Today at age 11, Livy with the help of her twin sister Hailey, mom, and dad, each day is dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy. Meet Hailey and Livy.

"When we come together to hold lemonade stands, we are giving hope to millions of people. It's amazing that something so simple can make a big difference in people's lives. Even though Livy can't speak, she inspires me and many others to participate and to give back to the community. In 2016, we are very excited to continue spreading Lemonade for Livy across the United States and around the world!" - Hailey Scheinman, twin sister of Livy Scheinman.

Register your stand today: You can start hosting your lemonade stand anytime during the summer. Please visit Epilepsy.com/LemonadeForLivy.

About Epilepsy

When a person has one or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the U.S. and 65 million worldwide. This year, another 150,000 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite all available treatments, 4 out of 10 people with epilepsy continue to experience uncontrolled seizures while many more experience less than optimal seizure control.

About the Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the U.S., has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is: to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential. For additional information, please visit epilepsy.com.

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