Victory Over Epilepsy Gala

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Certified Specialist of Wine Joyce Angelos Walsh explains the food and wine pairing for the evening.

We are happy to announce a new record was set in both event attendance and money raised at the 2013 Victory Over Epilepsy Gala. Attendance increased by 50% and we raised over $32,000 for our education and advocacy programs.

Thank you to the many wonderful people who made this event successful. A special thanks to the committee who worked for months to plan this event. The 2013 V.E. Gala committee members are Judy Wright, Susan Ramza, Vic Davis, Laurel Carr, Debbie Davis, Lindsey Serrano, Danielle Walk and Joyce Angelos Walsh.

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful work of Joyce Angelos Walsh and Susie Burns. Joyce is a Certified Specialist of Wine who developed the menu and wine pairings and presented during the meal. Susie and her staff at the Carriage club worked closely with us to plan and run the gala smoothly.

We are thankful for the many volunteers that helped run the event. From registration to the raffle to the wine pouring, our event would not have been possible without the volunteers graciously donating their time. Thanks especially to Vic Davis for presiding over our live auction again.

We are also grateful to our event sponsors and everyone who contributed to our complimentary reception and the auctions. Over 50 businesses and individuals donated to this year’s gala. To see a full list of who contributed to this year’s event, please visit our Partners page.

Committee members Judy Wright, Lindsey Serrano, and Susan Ramza with our Community Relations and Development Director Joni Miller.

Committee members Judy Wright, Lindsey Serrano, and Susan Ramza with our Community Relations and Development Director Joni Miller.

And of course all who attended are appreciated. Your continued support in fighting epilepsy means the world to us and those we help through our programs.

Photography at the event was provided by Raye Pond. You can view more event photos at www.rayepondphotos.com. She will donate 50% of her proceeds from prints ordered back to the Foundation.

If you would like to join the 2014 V.E. Gala committee, want to be an event sponsor, or would like to contribute items for the auctions, please contact Joni Miller at 816-444-2800 or jmiller@efha.org