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President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients

Epilepsy Foundation New England recognizes the extraordinary time, talent, and energy that our volunteers have given to the epilepsy community. The following volunteers have worked hard and have earned the esteemed President’s Volunteer Service Award

Adult (26+):
Theresa Haggerty - Bronze
Chanda Linn – Gold
Amanda Rich - Bronze

Young Adult (16-25):
Kailey Cassidy – Bronze
Chloe Rossignol – Bronze
Noah Wilson – Bronze

Teens (11-15):
Laura Sackett - Silver
Sophie Wilson – Gold

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes, celebrates and holds up as role models Americans making a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers. The Award enables community organizations–as Certifying and Leadership Organizations–to amplify their gratitude by joining with the President of the United States to thank their most dedicated volunteers. To learn more about the President's Volunteer Service Award, click here

Click here to volunteer at Epilepsy Foundation New England. 

Chanda Gunn's Journey
Chanda Gunn, indomitable epilepsy advocate, Olympian, and ketogenic dieter, is featured on Epilepsy Foundation National's website.  Chanda is EFNE's Young Leaders Network Youth Programming Specialist and New Hampshire Field Service Manager. Learn about Chanda's story here
 February Volunteer of the Month:
Gina Condon

Our Volunteer of the Month for February is Gina Condon! Gina has contributed to the support of our epilepsy community in several ways, including facilitating parent support groups, volunteering at EFNE events, assisting with administrative work to help our education trainings run smoothly, helping to make our first adult retreat a success (!), growing awareness initiatives and reaching out to parents of children with epilepsy. We are so appreciative of Gina’s commitment to our foundation, and her assistance in advancing our mission.
Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, Chief Operating Officer and PAB Board Member, remarked “Gina Condon has been a stellar and steadfast volunteer for EFNE. Gina recently participated as a volunteer advocate at the Massachusetts State House, sharing her personal epilepsy story, to make a difference for patients who need legislative change to happen in order for them to be able to access the medicines that work best to control their seizures. EFNE is thankful for Gina Condon, as her warm, positive, empathic spirit and determination to improve the quality of life for epilepsy families is remarkable. Thank you, Gina, for inspiring us all to do our very best to make a difference!”
Jenna Whitney,Volunteer Coordinator, noted “I am so appreciative of everything Gina has done! She has helped out with many events and
programs, and is frequently the first one to sign up to help when we announce a new volunteer opportunity. I am so grateful for her dedication, hard work, and positive attitude!”
Thank you, Gina, for all you have done for Epilepsy Foundation New England!
Scholarships are offered with a variety of criteria to a vast pool of candidates. For people with epilepsy or their family members, there may be special scholarships just for you. Scholarships can be offered for any level of education but are generally given for assistance in college or graduate school.  Click here to apply and learn more about EFNE scholarships. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 1, 2018! 

Maine Education Conference

SIGN UP TODAY for our Maine Education Conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the University of New England's Portland campus. Co-hosted by our partners at Maine Medical Center you will learn about advanced therapies, SUDEP, wellness, and other topics of interest to the epilepsy community.
Click here for registration information.
All welcome to every event, regardless of the state in which you reside. 
Friday, February 16, 2018
Rhode Island Purple Ribbon Meet-Up for Children & Families, Providence, RI

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Boston Family Meet-Up for Children & Families, Boston, MA

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Save the Dates - Get your walking shoes ready! 
Make Epilepsy History!

Massachusetts: 2018 Boston Walk for Epilepsy- May 12, 2018

Western Massachusetts: 2018 Springfield Walk for Epilepsy - April 28, 2018

Rhode Island: Matty's 5k Run/Walk - June 2, 2018

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