Sprinting for Seizures...for Ansley and Scottie

Welcome to our Fundraising Page!

The Magnolia Run is celebrating 35 years this August and our team, Sprinting for Seizures has been a major contributor for six of those 35 years, raising over $20,000 in 2017 alone! All because of YOU!

For those of you who are new to this event, we have two children that we run for every year, Scottie McCray and Ansley Spinks. Both were diagnosed with Epilepsy at a very young age and both conitnue to battle the many challenges that come with having seizures and the unpredictability it can bring to life. These kids move through life with more courage and strength than anyone you'll ever know. They are truly warriors of the Epilepsy battle and while today there is no one "fix" or cure for epilepsy, we hope and pray that with our efforts, once day there will be.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia seeks to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families through community education activities for all age levels and comprehensive set of client service programs, which include support groups, summer camps and medication assistance. The Magnolia Run plays a big part in the funding!

You can help us in one of three ways:

(1) Sign up for the run and join us on 8/19 for the 5k or 1 mile fun run (we will provide team shirts/tanks)

(2) Make a financial contribution via our team page

(3)Visit any of these fine establishments over the summer (more details to come):

  • McCrays Tavern, Midtown
  • McCrays Tavern, Smyrna
  • McCrays Tavern, Lawrencevill
  • The Mill Kitchen and Bar, Roswell
Any contribution is greatly apprecaited but would really love to see everyone at the run...it's a great family event!

Note: All participating family members will receive a "Sprinting for Seizures" team shirt or tank top (in addition to the Magnolia Run shirt)! So please send Rachel and Amber sizes for all that sign up!

As always - THANK YOU!!! Your love and support means the world to our families! 

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Facts about Epilepsy:

  • Seizures seen in epilepsy are caused by disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain.
  • The seizures in epilepsy may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but most of the time the cause is unknown (6 out of 10 fall into the "unknown" category)
  • Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem – only migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease occurs more frequently.
  • 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at sometime in their life
  • 150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year
  • ONE THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.

 

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