‘Making Epilepsy Extinct’: Fundraiser Scheduled for Nov 6 | Community
Advocates will unite to raise awareness among people with epilepsy next weekend.
SaBree Hall, event organizer and board member of the Oklahoma Epilepsy Foundation, said on Nov 6 in Fuqua Park, the Making Epilepsy Extinct educational fundraiser will raise awareness among many people living with epilepsy.
Hall hopes this becomes an annual event to raise funds for the Oklahoma Epilepsy Foundation, as well as to raise awareness about epilepsy.
Hall, a nurse at HRD, board member of the Oklahoma Epilepsy Foundation and mother of a child with epilepsy, believes that by showing her passion for this cause, it is possible to continue education on the ‘epilepsy.
“As a mother of a child with epilepsy and a nurse in HRD, I discovered how much our community needed this education,” Hall said. “There are so many people that I have discovered in our one community and have silently suffered from this disease.”
The fundraising event will begin at 7 a.m. at the Simmons Center with a 5 km run. The race is scheduled to end at 8:30 am and move to Fuqua Park.
During the event at Fuqua Park, there will be games, food trucks, a DJ and a corn hole contest.
“The corn hole contest will start around 11 am,” Hall said. “The Pumpkin Chunkin ‘and Pumpkin Painting winners will be announced on that day.”
According to Hall, all proceeds from the event will go to the Oklahoma Epilepsy Foundation.
“I recently became a board member and more involved with this foundation because my son was diagnosed with epilepsy,” Hall said. “I was embarrassed by the lack of education about the disease process in our community. “
As a fundraiser for the foundation, Hall said the plan was to have educational booths.
Community education is important for Hall to make a difference.
“Educate the general public on how they can make a difference in the lives of people with epilepsy,” Hall said. “Like getting trained and certified for free in crisis security through the foundation.” “
According to Hall, the foundation has a plethora of free online education opportunities.
“It’s all about improving the safety and well-being of people with epilepsy,” Hall said. “It is time for their voices to be heard, and I am ready to stand up for them. “
Hall said she had already received so much support from the community, such as the Red River Technology Center (RRTC) for this fundraiser.
“I was fortunate to have the incredible support of the RRTC Health Careers Department,” Hall said. “The more people the better. Let’s make a difference for people with epilepsy and make their voices heard.
For more information on the event, visit Making Epilepsy Extinct on Facebook. For more information or to volunteer, contact Hall at 580-606-0448 or email [email protected]