SOURCE: Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation

SOURCE: Shopko

Shopko

July 21, 2016 08:00 ET

Shopko Joins Global Campaign 'Lemonade for Livy' to Support Local Epilepsy Foundations

Event Opens July 29th - August 5th at All Retail Locations

WASHINGTON, DC and LANDOVER, MD--(Marketwired - July 21, 2016) - Epilepsy Foundation's "Lemonade for Livy" campaign has announced its partnership with the national retail chain, Shopko. Over 300 retail stores will join the campaign with lemonade stands hosted at various participating stores. This partnership will help encourage and promote the need for continued support of epilepsy programs and research funding.

Today, 3 million people in the US have epilepsy, including over 300,000 children under the age of 15. "This unique partnership broadens the Epilepsy Foundation's ability to reach more families across the country, and will educate the public about the impact of epilepsy and seizures," said Philip M. Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to partner with Shopko in this important campaign. The outstanding management and staff at Shopko retail stores will generously provide customers the opportunity to directly support 'Lemonade for Livy' through their purchases while also enjoying a homemade glass of lemonade."

"The Epilepsy Foundation provides critical support to families across the country, so Shopko is proud to partner with the organization on its 'Lemonade for Livy' campaign," said Peter McMahon, Shopko CEO. "Simple acts of kindness, such as donating to this campaign while visiting Shopko, are important to the success of the communities we are privileged to serve."

In 2011, Lemonade for Livy started as a small initiative to help Olivia "Livy" Scheinman and now it has become the official campaign for the Epilepsy Foundation. 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

To support online please visit Epilepsy.com/LemonadeForLivy

About Shopko

Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates over 370 stores in 25 states throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 131 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 5 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 231 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.

About Epilepsy

When a person has two unprovoked seizures or one unprovoked seizure with the likelihood of more, 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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