Dear Family and Friends,
We are officially kicking off our 6th year as a team (Sprinting for Seizures) in the annual Magnolia Run for epilepsy awareness and advocacy and we'd love for you to join us on August 18th for the race or help contribute to reaching our goal of $30,000.
As many of you know, 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. Despite the many terrifying and heartbreaking moments, these kids move through life with more courage and bravery than anyone you'll ever know. With the teenage years upon us, we now have a new set of fears to face. Will they be able to drive? Will they be able to live on their own one day? Will they outgrow the seizures? While we don't have the answers today, we do know that without the funding and/or contributions of the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, we'll never get them.
The foundation 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!
In addition to the run, McCray's Smyrna, McCray's Lawrenceville, McCray's Midtown, The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Foxtrot Liquor Bar, & Lava Lounge will be selling a speciality drink called the Scottie and Ansley LAVENDAR AND THYME MOJITO for $8. 100% of the proceeds will go towards our team Sprinting for Seizures.
Much Love and Many Thanks!
Scott & Rachel McCray
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.