SEIZE THE STAGE: A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy Set for Wilmette Recreation Tonight
Seize the Stage: A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy is back for its fifth year, raising funds for Camp Blackhawk. Camp Blackhawk, a program of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, is an overnight camp for children with mild to severe epilepsy designed so they can experience activities, sports and friendships while in a safe and medically monitored setting.
Over the past four years, the Seize the Stage concerts have raised more than $10,000 to help send children to Camp Blackhawk. Produced by Sammi Gassel, Kenzie Parry and Scott Spector, Seize the Stage features performers from the Chicago area.
The benefit will take place tonight, July 30th at 7:30 pm at the Wilmette Recreation (3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL, 60091).
About the Epilepsy Foundation - Created in 1946 as a grassroots effort in Illinois to help people with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a not-for-profit organization in Illinois, serving 43 counties. The EFGC offers counseling, participates in advocacy efforts and provides educational services to people with epilepsy, their families, and the communities in which they live.
About Camp Blackhawk - Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago's Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants an experience they won't soon forget. For one week, children ages 6-17, come together to enjoy all of the fun activities and friendships that come with a trip to camp, while leaving behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. They are all surrounded -- some for the first time -- by dozens of other kids who know exactly what having epilepsy means. They don't have to worry about what people will think if they have a seizure, about being excluded, or about feeling different. At Camp Blackhawk, epilepsy is the norm.
To help donate and offset costs, consider going to the GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/3mols0.