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Philly Area Epilepsy Advocates: Don’t Miss Mardi Gras

Each year the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania puts on a fantastic Gala with a Mardi Gras theme. This year the event will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.

The festivities, will begin with a cocktail reception at 7 pm, followed by a 3-course creole style dinner and dancing. The event is a black-tie fundraiser with a New Orleans flair including beads, masks and great music by Tribeca Grand. The event benefits the EFEPA’s free programs and services.

Each year EFEPA honors one person as the King or Queen of the event. This years’ honoree is Jim Connolly, former President and CEO of Aeras. Mr. Connolly has held many positions in the pharmaceutical industry including EVP  and GM of Wyeth Vaccines; and President and Managing Director of Wyeth Canada. Mr. Connolly has a personal connection to the cause and along with his family, he has become a major epilepsy advocate.

This year, the EFEPA will also be recognizing epilepsy advocates with several awards. The Charley and Peggy Roach Founders Award will go to Madeleine Keehn, for her longtime commitment and volunteerism to the Foundation.  We will also be awarding the Eric Burton Osberg Award to Dr. Joyce Liporace, who has spent years as an epileptologist and is the Director of Women’s Health & Epilepsy Programs and Riddle Hospital.

In conjunction with the 6th Annual Mardi Gras Gala, the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA will be hosting a Young Professionals Mardi Gras Gala for ages of 21-30 from 9pm – 12a. Reduced ticket price includes open bar, live music, dancing, and small bites! There will also be a great Silent Auction with some great prizes including a trip to Vegas.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact Julia Greenberger at (215) 629-5003 x107 or development@efepa.org.

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2 Responses

  1. Dan dougherty
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    This a great event to have Fun, raise awareness and keep this great supportive organizaion running!! I will see you there!!!!

  2. Dan dougherty
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    I will see you there!!!!

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