Purple Pumpkin Project
10:30 am10:30

Purple Pumpkin Project

  • Purple Pumpkin Project


The Purple Pumpkin Project®

Eve of Epilepsy Awareness Month  Saturday 10/31/15

10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Longmeadow Town Green Route 5 Longmeadow, MA

Event Cost-Free


Pumpkin season doesn’t have to end on Halloween!  Come paint one of our 100 pumpkins (or your own) purple and display it during November to raise awareness and support for people with Epilepsy. Then, post your pumpkin, and reason why it is purple, on the Epilepsy Foundation New England’s (EFNE) Facebook page #Purplepumpkinproject. EFNE will supply the paint, brushes, decorations and treats. 

 For more information on this or other EFNE programs in Western Massachusetts, call 617-483-2710.


Delia's Dance
May 10

Delia's Dance

  • Rochambeau Club

Join us to dance the night away while raising money for epilepsy awareness.  This dance was created 8 years ago in honor of a little girl who had her first seizure at 1 month of age.  All proceeds from the dance help benefit the Epilepsy Foundation New England.  

4:00 pm16:00

Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Clinic

Host: Epilepsy Foundation New England

Location: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1000 Hall of Fame Ave Springfield, MA

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Event: “Bounce Out the Stigma” Basketball clinic and epilepsy awareness event for children of all abilities ages 8-17.

The Epilepsy Foundation New England would like you to join us on Tuesday March 24, 2015 as we host “Mighty Mike” Simmel’s Bounce Out the Stigma Project.

As a child “Mighty Mike” struggled with his motor skills such as hopping, skipping and jumping as a result from having Epilepsy and seizures. At age 7 his father introduced him to basketball to help improve his motor skills. As a result “Mighty Mike” showed major improvements and excelled in the sport. As an adult “Mighty Mike” is taking medication and living a healthy and active life style. He is currently playing professional basketball for the Harlem Wizards. Bounce Out the StigmaProject is a FREE basketball clinic facilitated by “Mighty Mike” for children ages 8 to 17.

Bounce Out the StigmaProject is open but not limited to those with disabilities. His focus is to give the youth (ages 8-17) a chance to use basketball as a tool to gain confidence and self-empowerment. 

The dome of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be lit purple for epilepsy awareness and will be open exclusively for family and friends of basketball clinic participants to tour at a reduced admissions cost of $12 per person, children 4 and under are free. A light dinner will also be available for purchase if you choose.

 For more information and to reserve a spot for your child please call or emails Susan Welby 617-506-6041,x102 swelby@epilepsynewengland.org Please R.S.V.P. by March 20th as space is limited.