Fighting Epilepsy One Night at a Time – Bridge of Hope Gala Dinner

Fighting Epilepsy One Night at a Time – Bridge of Hope Gala Dinner

Bridge of Hope Gala Dinner
Saturday, April 20th, 6-10:30 p.m.
Chicago, Il

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide and more than 2.7 million people in the United States; half of all patients are children

Epilepsy Warriors Foundation Logo

The Epilepsy Warriors Foundation, Fighting Seizures One Child At a Time is hosting a gala to help raise money to fight Epilepsy.

“We are hosting a Gala to shine a light on this devastating disease, raising money to help provide research, education and awareness” said Susan Noble, founder of Epilepsy Warriors Foundation whose mantra while helping people with Epilepsy is “Disability is Not Inability”.

Epilepsy Warriors is made up of parents, caregivers of children, teens, young adults and adults who suffer from Seizures, and have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, Dravets Syndrome and LGS.

“Join us as we continue to build Bridges within our community and work to cross the Bridge of Hope” says Susan Noble, President and Founder of the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation.


On Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 6-10:30 p.m. the Bridge of Hope Gala Dinner will celebrate families battling Epilepsy along with the children who are currently fighting Epilepsy.

The much anticipated guest speaker is former Chicago Bear’s Linebacker Joey LaRocque. Mr. LaRocque is the President of the Guardian Helmets Company. He will address the crowd about his work with children, and life as a former NFL player.

LaRocque is honored to be part of the Epilepsy Warriors Gala:

They don’t just talk about doing things, they get it done at the street level.  No ego, passionate, easy to work with, “can do”. They are focused on where the greatest needs for families and patients are and act to solve the problem.  They are wonderfully collaborative and all about the results needed.  We love our collaboration because we feel time and money spent all go directly to making a significant difference.” – Joey LaRocque.

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Tickets are $150 each and include dinner
at the
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza * 350 W. Mart Center Drive, in Chicago
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Special guest appearances by Chicago Bears players as well as video recorded messages given by Minnesota Gophers Coach Jerry Kill and CBS 2 Chicago News Anchor Rob Johnson.

The Bridge of Hope Gala Fundraiser will benefit the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation, Changing the Face of Beauty, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital & Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Funds for the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation are going towards an Epilepsy Resource Center to be located at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and to the Health Learning Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to have more resources for Epilepsy families and patients. For additional information please visit:


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About the Author:

Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate.

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