February 9, 2009

This Call to Arms Means Hold to It and Hold Tight

Just a quick bulletin to all of you incredible readers. I'm volunteering my time until and including March 26th to Epilepsy Durham Region to put together a cocktail reception and silent art auction for them.

Here's where you come in ...

We're looking for artists! If any of you have a flair or know someone who does, please keep reading for a very important call to action ...

A Dream Inspired
Cocktail Reception and Art Auction


On Thursday, March 26th, 2009 Epilepsy Durham Region will host the first annual ‘A Dream Inspired’ Reception and Art Auction.

All artists are invited to submit an item of their choice which represents, hope, inspiration and courage. Artwork must be presented in either a frame with matting or presented on a proper canvas frame, include shades of purple and must be original. Artists will supply easels and model displays to showcase their piece. The deadline for submissions is March 25th, 2009 and must be delivered to the event's venue in Pickering.

Each item will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Proceeds will be shared 50/50 with the agency and the artist. Art and artists will be featured on Epilepsy Durham Region website.

On March 26, 2009 Epilepsy Durham Region will host Purple Day events, which are dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness worldwide. The campaign founded in 2008 by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, who had a dream to create an event where she and other children living with epilepsy could relate to one another. Remove stigma, mystery and fear of the unknown that surrounds epilepsy continues to be her dream.
Epilepsy Durham Region along with epilepsy agencies coast to coast have joined Cassidy to ensure that her dream is continued, ‘not another moment lost to seizures’. The Dream Inspired campaign endeavors to heighten awareness locally about epilepsy and to raise funds to ensure that a sustainable future is in fact possible to carry forth Cassidy’s dream. All funds raised throughout the campaign support local community programming and family support.
For detailed information about the event, please visit, www.purpleday.org and www.epilepsydurham.com.
Melissa McBride, Event Co-ordinator
Epilepsy Durham Region
850 King Street West, Unit 20
Oshawa, ON L1N 8N5

Tel: (905)571-2099
Email: epilepsy3@epilepsydurham.com


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