Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Brea, CA - Aug 08, 2017 - Join Us on the Red Carpet With Medieval Times, LA Kings Mascot, and Darling Character Parties!
[Grace Edwards, 14 year old Founder of Talent for Epilepsy] will host [Talent for Epilepsy’s Third Talent & Fashion Show benefiting Epilepsy Support Network Orange County], taking place at [Curtis Theatre, 1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 91821] on [Saturday, August 12, 2017], and featuring Performances from:
- 13-year-old Comedienne, Leroya Sanford The Crowned Princess of Comedy as seen on ABC’s morning show The View
- Triple Black Belt and Disney Dream Big Princess, Paris Bravo
- Miss America Title Holders, Including California’s Outstanding Teen, Jenna Tower
- And Models from LA and NY Fashion Week.
Fashion show sponsors include My Best Friends Closet, LuLa Roe, and Kids ‘N’ Things
- What: Talent For Epilepsy – An evening of entertainment for the whole family
- When: Saturday, August 12, 1:00 p.m.
- Where: Curtis Theatre – 1 Civic Center Cir, Brea, CA 91821
- Tickets: $27 General Admission / $52 VIP (VIP receive an exclusive swag bag with gifts from Hot Topic, Jamberry and Nordstrom)
- Tickets are on sale now at TalentforEpilepsy.org
When we heard that Grace had created Talent for Epilepsy, we weren’t surprised as this is just the kind of wonderful project that she would take on. Grace is an amazing girl and Talent for Epilepsy is an amazing charity and event, bringing notice and awareness to an often misunderstood disorder. I wish every girl, particularly ones with special needs, had a friend like Grace.
A special Thank you to our Lifetime and Platinum Sponsors: Verne’s Plumbing, South Coast Steel, My Best Friend’s Closet, Kick it Up Dance and Fitness Studio, Yo Construction Supplies Covina
Talent for Epilepsy was founded in 2009 by Grace Edwards for her cousin Logan, who is a person with Epilepsy. Logan is one of 3 million Americans affected by this irreversible neurological disorder. It is estimated that 1 in 26 people have epilepsy and that it is responsible for over 50,000 U.S. deaths each year.
Logan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2005 (at the age of 1) and we have watched him deal with the stigma associated with this disorder throughout his life. Many children and adults do not understand what Epilepsy is or how to deal with it. Logan gets blank stare seizures and grand mal seizures. Thanks to medicine that Logan takes daily and a pacemaker that was surgically implanted in his chest Logan’s seizures are not as severe as they could be. But surgery, tests and medicine are expensive and even the best insurance does not cover much when it comes to Epilepsy.
Some families are homeless and can’t afford to pay for their child’s epilepsy medicine. Epilepsy is a life threatening disorder of the brain and can lead to death; can you imagine being faced with the decision to eat or provide your child with life-saving medicine?
Grace decided that she wanted to do something to help educate people and raise awareness for epilepsy. Thus, Talent for Epilepsy was created and with help from family, friends and the community the first Talent for Epilepsy Talent & Fashion show was held in 2013 with a huge success!