MOEN Celebrates 75th Year by Honoring Two Local Latinos


As part of its 75th anniversary, Moen Incorporated, today celebrated by honoring two Latino individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the lives of Latinos in their respective communities.

“We are delighted to honor Maria and Macedonio who serve as exemplary role models in the Latino community. Their passion and dedication to their communities is a testament to their leadership”

At a special ceremony held at the landmarked Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block, Moen spokesperson Joe Ramirez, presented the Moen Community Leadership & Excellence Award to two outstanding community leaders who have made a tremendous impact by guiding, mentoring and ensuring that the Latino families in their communities secure a better life.

Maria Cabildo, president and co-founder of the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), has dedicated her career to helping Latinos achieve the American Dream through affordable housing and homeownership in her East LA community where she was born and raised. Since 1995 ELACC has captured and invested over $155 million in affordable housing and community development resources and organized the participation of hundreds of community residents in development decision making, community planning and anti-displacement efforts.

Macedonio Arteaga is the founder of Teatro Izcalli headquartered in San Diego, CA. In 1993, he and a group of friends founded the nonprofit organization designed to promote self-esteem and self-determination through arts and culture. Macedonio is a motivational speaker at schools and conferences sharing his story of the challenges he faced as a young Latino immigrant and how he learned to overcome the obstacles.

Andrea Maher, Moen senior marketing communications specialist, said, “We are delighted to honor Maria and Macedonio who serve as exemplary role models in the Latino community. Their passion and dedication to their communities is a testament to their leadership.”

MundoFox Collaborates with Catholic Charities USA to address border crisis

Special coverage, “Frontera… Esperanza Muerta” (Hopeless Border), to inform on the current situation at various points along the border

Noticias MundoFox today announced  a collaboration with Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) to promote the organization’s fundraising efforts, which are aimed to alleviate the conditions for thousands of undocumented children that have been detained at the U.S./Mexican border.  A series of special Noticias MundoFox reports entitled “Frontera…Esperanza Muerta” will highlight the conditions faced by underage kids at various points along the U.S., Mexico and Guatemala borders.

 

“The dramatic increase of children crossing the border daily from Central America to the U.S. has turned into a humanitarian crisis,” said Rolando Nichols, anchor of Noticias MundoFox. “In conjunction with Catholic Charities USA, our mission is not only to inform, but also to help raise awareness of how MundoFox viewers can contribute and hopefully improve the living conditions of these kids who in search of a brighter future, have become victims of unresolved immigration reform.”

According to recent statistics, more than 24,000 undocumented children crossed the U.S./Mexican border without an adult companion in 2013. That number is estimated to surpass 55,000 this year. Given these alarming numbers, Catholic Charities USA and MundoFox have decided to take action and address the current crisis.

“Our objective is to secure assistance to put an end to this crisis by identifying and implementing immediate and long-term solutions that can lead to eradicating the situation,” added Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA.  “The Noticias MundoFox collaboration will assist us in reinforcing our efforts to inform the public and give interested citizens a way to help these children.”

Since early June, Catholic Charities USA has been working with local agencies to help identify additional shelters and secure bilingual volunteers to improve communication with the detained children.

The initiative will also be supported via a series of public service announcements set to air on MundoFox, featuring celebrities such as Marco Antonio Regil, Itatí Cantoral, Angélica María and Humberto Zurita among others.

Viewers can tune in to Noticias MundoFox con Rolando Nichols Monday thru Friday at 5:30PM/4:30c and 10:30PM/9:30c for the “Frontera…Esperanza Muerta” special coverage.

Additionally, Noticias MundoFox will air a special program on Saturday, August 9th at 8PM/9c, followed by a town hall meeting featuring various experts to discuss the issue.

Discovery Familia launches Hispanic health and well-being campaign

 

Discovery Familia launches CAMINO AL BIENESTAR, a year-round initiative offering resources and advice about a variety of health and well-being topics, including prevention, alternative medicine, nutrition and physical activities.

CAMINO AL BIENESTAR is designed to target a specific health topic each month.  Prenatal care, skin care, breast cancer, men’s health, fertility and mental health are among the areas that will be covered this year.  Each topic will be showcased in Discovery Familia programming, in informative capsules presented by Dr. Selene Velasco (the network’s health expert), on the specially created microsite caminoalbienestar.com as well as the channel’s Facebook page: facebook.com/discoveryfamilia.

 

“Health and wellness are not a destination but a journey full of possibilities and the CAMINO AL BIENESTAR campaign offers timely, objective information across a wide spectrum of physical and emotional health issues,” said Dr. Selene Velasco.  “For those who are just setting out on the journey, we offer a starting point toward a more healthy and active lifestyle and for those who are already on their way, we provide a platform for sharing personal experiences.”

 

In February, the campaign will focus on heart disease, which continues to affect a disproportionate number of Hispanic women. The network is again joining forces with The Heart Truth®, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to raise awareness and educate women about heart disease and its risk factors.  As a result of this collaboration, specific information on heart health and useful facts and tips will be included in the previously mentioned microsite.

 

In connection with this initiative, Discovery Familia will also premiere COMIDAS CURATIVAS, a series hosted by diet and nutrition experts that explores the healing properties of certain foods.  The show airs Saturdays at 10PM E/P.

Nonprofit Launches Effort to Bring Books to Latino Kids in Need

In an effort to reach more Latino children, First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, has created a collection of books specifically for young Hispanic readers. The books are available exclusively to educators and community leaders serving kids in need.

In addition, First Book is dramatically expanding its outreach to educators and community leaders serving children from Latino families. Educators who serve children in need sign up with First Book to get ongoing access to brand-new-high-quality books – for free and at low cost. Since last year, over 5,000 teachers and program leaders from Hispanic communities have signed up, and First Book has pledged to reach 5,000 more by April.

Thanks to funding from Disney, First Book is also able to offer a complete collection of 50 hand-picked titles for elementary school students, free of charge, to over 2,600 classrooms and programs.

“To become strong readers, kids need to have books in their hands that they’re excited to read,” said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. “We hear from educators in Latino communities across the country who tell us that they need books that resonate with the children they serve, and now – thanks to the generosity of our friends at Disney – First Book is bringing tens of thousands of wonderful, brand-new books to classrooms and community programs everywhere.”

As part of the initiative, First Book was able to purchase 60,000 brand-new books, from a range of publishers, to create a Latino Culture collection of over 200 titles. Those books are available now for educators and program leaders who work with kids in need.

“There is such a richness to the storytelling traditions and the legacy of multiple generations of Hispanics in our country,” said Roxana Barillas, First Book’s director of Hispanic engagement. “We’re committed to showcasing not only those traditions and heritage, but also the talents of up and coming Latino authors and illustrators. We want all children, not just Hispanic children, to be able to access these stories.”

Sensis launches air-quality campaign

First “Check Before You Burn” spot airing in effort to curb wood burning

 

Sensis, a cross-cultural advertising agency with digital at its core, created an advertising campaign to help raise awareness about the effect wood burning has on Southern California air quality while introducing a new type of alert on days when wood smoke can create health and pollution risks. The campaign for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) includes radio, billboards, digital, social media, print, and on-air alerts along with television spots. The “Check Before You Burn” program encourages Southland residents to think twice before lighting fireplaces, fire pits and chimineas in the winter.

The commercial, produced by Tomato Studio LA for Sensis, acknowledges the allure of lighting fires during winter, but offers equally appealing alternatives when “no burn alerts” are in effect.  The campaign message is told from the point of view of real-life 11-year-old asthma patient Juliette. She acknowledges that fires are appealing but the dirty air they sometimes produce has a direct impact on the health of people like her.

“It’s a fully integrated effort, because we want people to have easy, immediate access to alerts when they happen,” Sensis President José Villa said. “Just as important, we don’t want anyone to go without a wood fire when it’s fine to do so. By getting the balance right, we can bring all of Southern California together for a common good.”

About Sensis

Sensis is a cross-cultural advertising agency with digital at its core.  Founded in 1998, the agency got its start building websites and has since expanded into a full-service advertising agency. The agency’s unique integrated model – fueled by ethnic insights – combines a cross-cultural approach to the general market with core digital capabilities. Focused on performance and measurement, Sensis was built from the ground up to address the foundational changes taking place in the advertising world – the fundamental role of digital media, mainstreaming of multicultural markets, and the transformative impact of social technology. Agency clients include DIRECTV, United Healthcare, the FDA, Metrolink, AARP, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Tadin Herb & Tea, and Southern California Public Radio.

Cal State Fullerton Partners with Hispanicize to Launch Groundbreaking Hispanic Communication Internship and Research Program

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), one of nation’s universities for graduating Latino students in communications, is partnering with Hispanicize Wire, Hispanicize 2014 and the Hispanic PR Blog to create a year-round, communications internship and research program.

 “We’re excited  to work with a dynamic Latino-owned media and social media brand like Hispanicize because they are at the forefront of what we as educators want to instill in our students about the new age of digital journalism, social media and content creation”

“We’re excited  to work with a dynamic Latino-owned media and social media brand like Hispanicize because they are at the forefront of what we as educators want to instill in our students about the new age of digital journalism, social media and content creation,” said Inez Gonzalez, Director of the Latino Communications Initiative at CSUF.

“Our research and internship program with CSUF underscores our platforms’ commitment to advancing the fields of journalism and social media for Latinos,” said Manny Ruiz, founder of the Hispanicize companies that also include the Latina Mom Bloggers and Being Latino platforms.  “Together with CSUF we’re going to generate new insights that will benefit the fields of journalism, media and communications in general.”

The results of the groundbreaking research that the university and Hispanicize are currently conducting will be unveiled at the fifth annual Hispanicize 2014 event that will be held April 1-4 in Miami at the InterContinental Miami hotel.

About Hispanicize 2014

Now in its fifth year, Hispanicize 2014 (#Hispz14), is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, film, music and innovation.

Co-chaired by award winning journalist Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s Latino USA and Pat Pineda, Group Vice President of the Hispanic Business Strategy Group of  Toyota Motor North America, Hispanicize 2014 is expected to gather more than 1,700 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over four full days. Featuring U.S. Hispanic thought leaders and celebrities, the 5th anniversary edition of Hispanicize will be taking place at the InterContinental Miami hotel with several offsite events at major cultural venues.

The event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2014, a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), will be held at the InterContinental Miami hotel, April 1-4, 2014 in downtown Miami.

About California State University Fullerton

The College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton, with more than 3,800 students, is one of the largest and most comprehensive communications colleges in California.  The College delivers an affordable and quality education to a diverse group of students. The College’s three departments − Communications, Human Communication Studies, and Radio-TV-Film − feature accomplished faculty and researchers. Through a talented student population, an alumni network of 26,000 and practical industry partnerships, the College prepares graduates who fuel the communications workforce of our region and beyond.

El Clasificado Raises Funds for Teletón USA

El Clasificado, EC Hispanic Media, Sunrider International and Northgate were proud sponsors and supporters of the “Last Mixter of the Year,” that took place on November the 21st, a generous event benefiting the Teletón USA Foundation. It was the good-hearted attendees who made it possible for El Clasificado to raise $2,200.

Sunrider International, a manufacturing company of natural products with presence in over 40 countries in the world and more than 2,000 stores, was kind enough to lend their premises in Torrance, where the event took place.

Arturo Casas, El Clasificado’s Corporate Affairs Manager, was in charge of delivering excellent news for Teletón USA, as he was the one who handed the check. “El Clasificado and its media conglomerate became involved with this noble cause due to the excellent job the Teletón foundation has done in Latin America, México and now in the United States. Once I told Martha de la Torre, El Clasificado’s CEO, about this extraordinary project, she was eager to support it,” said Casas.

Noticeably thrilled due to the support received throughout the event, Liliana Macías, Fundraising Program Promoter for Teletón USA in California, thanked the attendees and sponsors for their interest in this special project. “We were not expecting to receive this check on behalf of El Clasificado. We greatly appreciate your donation. Thanks to donations like these and people like you, we will be able to open the first Teletón Children Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio, Texas,” she said.

Jonathan Beutler, International & Public Affairs of Sunrider International, said he felt honored to host an event looking to help children with disabilities. “We feel honored to support the Teletón USA Foundation. For years we have committed to improve the lives of everyone all over the world. Sunrider has been working hand in hand with the United Nations supporting different international projects that help out less fortunate children in diverse areas worldwide. It is a privilege to be with you tonight.”

Mr. and Mrs. Armendáris, parents of Belén (RIP) shared their testimony with the attendees as Teletón’s beneficiaries. “Although we think we have everything we need here in the United States, this country does not offer these types of services for children with disabilities. We had to go to México in order to help Belén with her therapy and even after her passing, we still contribute to the foundation as we do not want other parents to go through what we went through,” they said.

Such an event could not be completed without delicious food, this time courtesy of Manjar Peruano, Fernando’s Peruvian Restaurant and Sizzler, who were in charge of pleasing the attendees’ palates.

“The Great Hispanic Family United by our Children” was the slogan, with which the first Teletón USA took place on December, 2012. The goal was to reach 7 million dollars. However, this was surpassed as they raised 15.2 million.

On December 14th and 15th the Teleton USA 2013 is looking to raise a similar amount to last year’s. Funds that will continue to help children who are in need of rehabilitation.

About El Clasificado and EC Hispanic Media:

EC Hispanic Media is a Los Angeles-based company with headquarters in Norwalk, California. Through its flagship print product, El Clasificado, EC Hispanic media reaches 1,5 million Hispanics on a weekly basis. Its footprint extends from the Central Valley of California to San Diego and Yuma, Arizona with a distribution of 510,000.

About Teletón USA

Teletón USA is a nonprofit organization looking to raise funds towards the construction of rehabilitation centers in the U.S. by organizing fundraising events. The mission of this organization is to promote human values and a culture that encourages social integration of people with disabilities. This initiative began on 2013 hosting charity events and raising over $15 million. This funds were invested in the first children’s rehabilitation center in USA.

 

Vme TV Addresses Hispanic Education in the United States

 

“Los Hispanos y La Educacion” will air on November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET on Vme TV

Vme TV will broadcast ‘Los Hispanos y La Educacion’, a special program which takes a look at education in the United States through the eyes of two  Hispanic educators, Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, president, Miami Dade College, and Ronald Blackburn Moreno, CEO, ASPIRA. The program will air on November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET.

The interviews, which will be conducted by Mexican journalist and lawyer, Alonso Castillo, will bring light to relevant topics such as dropout rates, the federal budget and increase of enrollment in higher education, among others. Additionally, the guests will offer insight into ways that the Hispanic community can advance and increase professional achievement and leadership in the nation.

Padron, who is also on the President’s Advisory Commission of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, offers viewers years of experience as President of the nation’s largest institution of higher education.

As the CEO of ASPIRA, Moreno works to provide advocacy, as well as educational and leadership programs throughout the United States to encourage Hispanic students to further their education. In August 2013, ASPIRA and Vme TV joined forces to enhance Spanish-language educational programming in the United States. As part of this partnership, the organizations will work together to design, develop, and produce the content that will be broadcast on Vme Television and cross promoted by both organizations.

 

ABOUT VME TELEVISION

Vme TV (pronounced veh-meh), is a Spanish-language television network in association with public television stations. Reaching more than 70 million households in the United States, Vme TV is broadcast in 43 markets by PBS stations and is available on DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, as well as major cable companies including Comcast. The 24-hour digital broadcast service is dedicated to entertain, educate and inspire families in Spanish with a contemporary mix of original productions, exclusive premieres, acquisitions, and popular public television programs specially adapted for Hispanics

SOURCE Vme TV

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Drew Thousands to Indianapolis

 

The Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE), the national organization aimed at motivating Hispanics to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), hosted a successful conference drawing more than 5,000 to Indianapolis, Indiana for a four-day technical conference.

The four-day event took place October 30 – November 3 and achieved:

  • Bringing together more than 500 middle and high school students to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for an all-day Pre-College Symposium event aimed at inspiring youths with hands on science and math activities.
  • Introducing nearly 3,000 college students to Fortune 500 companies at the annual Career Fair & Graduate School Expo.
  • Bringing more than 200 companies to recruit Hispanic talent for STEM related jobs and internships.
  • Hosting an executive roundtable with CEOs and industry leaders on solutions to increase college graduate rates among Hispanic students in STEM.
  • Offering corporate tours and technical workshops for professionals and students, networking events, motivational luncheons and seminars to arm college students with professional life skills.

The SHPE Conference 2014 will be held in Detroit, Michigan from November 5 – November 9 and promises to deliver on more unique program workshops, featured guests speakers, award ceremonies, technical competitions and a larger Career Fair & Graduate School Expo.

General Motors Corporation will serve as Visionary Sponsor while University of Michigan will be the Pre-College Symposium University Host.

About SHPE
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers offers a network of 341 chapters nationally. SHPE’s mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE provides a variety of programming and resources including hosting the largest annual technical conference in the nation.

SOURCE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Wells Fargo Kickoff College Camp Series

 

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Wells Fargo today announced a new, joint program, the 2013-2014 College Camp Series, which includes bilingual workshops and panels to help students and their parents prepare for college. The series kicks off November 23 at California State University, Los Angeles, with similar events to be held through 2014, in Phoenix, Oakland, Miami, Houston, and Dallas.

“We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership withWells Fargo with this new program,” said Fidel Vargas, President & CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “This partnership will enable HSF to provide the necessary resources students and their families need to navigate everything from academic requirements, to applications, campus life, and the ability to pay for college.”

The College Camp Series is a part of Wells Fargo and HSF’s Groundbreaking Partnership program, which includes an $8.1 million commitment over the next three years that aims to help middle school, high school and college students achieve academic success
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Wells Fargo offers financing options that fit the needs of students preparing for and attending college. HSF provides scholarships and support services to ensure that Latino students have full access to the opportunity a college education can provide.

The College Camp Series will offer students and their families the combined resources of both organizations, in a live, in-person, all-day workshop format.

Led by college representatives, community leaders, and business professionals, the College Camp workshops will include mentoring sessions for participants, advice on how to research financial aid, guidance on how to apply for scholarships, and a variety of opportunities for parents and students to get their questions answered by experts.

“Our partnership with HSF seeks to empower students with the skills they need to earn a college degree,” said Tim Hanlon, President of Wells Fargo Foundation and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo. “Wells Fargo is committed to programs like the College Camp Series that seek to help Hispanic students achieve their college dreams.”

Students and parents can register and learn more about the series at http://www.HSF.net/en/events/or visit http://www.wellsfargo.com/student to learn more about the college planning process.

About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $400 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for students, scholars, and their families. HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.

 

 

Domino’s Pizza® Kicks off 2013 Thanks and Giving® Campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®



Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) is gearing up to raise “dough” for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® during the tenth annual Thanks and Giving® campaign. The recognized world leader in pizza delivery’s campaign begins Nov. 11, 2013, and runs through Jan. 5, 2014. To benefit St. Jude, Domino’s will offer two bundles during the campaign.

This year, Domino’s is proud to be matching dollar-for-dollar all customer contributions up to a total of $250,000 – making each dollar raised from customers even more impactful.

Domino’s customers can donate to St. Jude by ordering the St. Jude Meal Deal – a bundle that includes a medium one-topping pizza, a one-topping Handmade Pan Pizza, a 16-piece order of Parmesan Bread Bites, a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola® and a $1 donation to St. Jude –  for $19.99. Mondays through Thursdays, customers can order one large, three topping pizza for $7.99 and can add another bundle that includes an order of Stuffed Cheesy Bread and a $1 donation to St. Jude for an additional $5.99, for a total cost of $13.98. Donations can also be made when ordering over the phone, in stores or online at www.dominos.com.

In 2012, Domino’s committed to raising $10 million for St. Jude by 2015, Last year, Domino’s raised more than $3.6 million toward the $10 million goal.

“The return of Domino’s as a St. Jude Thanks and Giving® partner is a testament to its commitment to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude,” said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Thanks to partners like Domino’s and its loyal customers, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is able to continue saving the lives of countless children around the world, all at no cost to patients and their families.”

The St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, created in 2004 by Marlo Thomas and her siblings Terre and Tony, children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, celebrates the season of giving by building attention and garnering funds for St. Jude during those months of busy holiday shopping. The funds raised during this campaign impact the lives of children in communities across the world, as St. Jude openly shares research discoveries directly with doctors and scientists everywhere.

 

Epilepsy Foundation Welcomes Elizabeth Espinosa as New Voice for Latino Americans Living with Epilepsy and Seizures

 

 The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to welcome Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Espinosa, host of CNN Latino’s “Sin Limites” and weekend news anchor on KTLA inLos Angeles, as a spokesperson to help raise awareness of epilepsy and seizures in the Latino American community. Ms. Espinosa will take part in a series of public service announcements designed to inform the community about how common epilepsy is and how the Epilepsy Foundation can provide help and support.

“We are grateful to Elizabeth Espinosa for lending her voice to the Epilepsy Foundation and its mission,” said Philip M. Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. “It is vitally important that all people affected by epilepsy, including those in the Latino American community, know that they are not alone. The Epilepsy Foundation and its nationwide network of affiliates can help people live full and productive lives.”

Approximately 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. It is almost twice as common among Hispanics as among non-Hispanics. More than 23,000 Latino Americans in New York City live with epilepsy. InFlorida, those living with epilepsy top 44,000. Nearly 20,000 Latino Americans in Arizona and nearly 19,000 in Los Angeles live with epilepsy.

Ms. Espinosa received an Emmy Award in 2007 for her special “Forgotten Footprints: The Hunted Children of Uganda.” She has also reported on disabled and abandoned children in El Salvador and on arranged marriages in Pakistan. She is a dedicated advocate for the rights of the disabled, a cause rooted in her youth as the primary caretaker for her disabled younger brother.

About Epilepsy
When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they have epilepsy, which affects nearly three million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. This year, another 200,000 people in our country will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite all available treatments, 30 to 40 percent of 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 47 affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.

SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation