The 2013-2014 fiscal year has come to an end and EFGA could not be more excited about what we accomplished. This marks one of the more successful years in the recent past – ALL THANKS TO YOU! EFGA reached more counties, provided more educational in-services, added new support groups, raised more awareness and funding than in the past several years. Without you and your support we would be unable to achieve all these great things and continue to raise awareness for epilepsy. Thank you again and we look forward to the new year!
• 72 educational in-services, reaching 6,382 people in 123 counties.
• 3,528 information and referral calls were covered.
• 3 separate camp sessions were held, with 78 scholarship recipients.
• Raised $35,697.86 for camp scholarship fund.
• The second Gary Summers Memorial Camp Scholarship was awarded.
• The WebEase self-help program has been implemented.
• Emergency medication assistance was provided to 92 people for a total in assistance of $34,051.72.
• 2 StudioE Art Therapy Program series were held, reaching 24 participants.
• National Epilepsy Awareness Month expanded greatly to include a symposium, a StudioE gallery showing, billboards, special events and daily social media updates. Two EFGA videos were featured on the National website through the Epilepsy Stories campaign.
• Operation Epilepsy Outreach reached veterans with TBI-induced epilepsy.
• EFGA’s website was completely redesigned.
• The Emory Epilepsy Symposium was a great success!
• Our communication resources were expanded through the use of both Facebook and Twitter.
• Several new initiatives were introduced in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including a new SUDEP protocol, the Heads Up concussion program, the Managing Seizure Disorders: Facts to Keep You Safe information Sheets and an update to the Managing Your Student with Seizures professional education program for school nurses.
• A guide to the Affordable Care Act for People with Seizure Disorders was added to the EFGA website.
• 3 new support groups were started throughout Georgia, including the North Fulton, Hall County and Columbus areas.
These programs were made possible by the following accomplishments:
• The 2013 Magnolia Run hosted nearly 1500 participants, including 79 teams, raising more than $123,000
• The 2014 Taste of Love raised $485,000
• Major support from UCB, the Epilepsy Company
• Major support from the CarMax Foundation
• Major support from Wells Fargo
• Major support from Lundbeck
• Major support from NSORO Foundation
• Major support from the Hoyt-Jolley Fund
• Major support from the Rotary Youth Service Fund
• Both the Board of Directors and the Professional Advisory Board had 100% participation in the Annual Campaign.
• The advocacy efforts of hundreds of individuals throughout Georgia
• The support of people like you!!
EFGA had a record breaking year and that included educational in-services in 123 counties! Last year we were only able to reach 80! Many thanks to Lloyd Brown, our educational director, for continuously going out into the community to help increase awareness for epilepsy and be sure that the community is educated on seizure recognition and first aid! Here is a graphic of all the counties reach in Georgia in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
Thank you again to everyone who has supported the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia. Without you none of this would be possible.