Huntington, West Virginia
During the past few years, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati has been reaching out just past our usual borders to the people of Huntington, West Virginia, offering support services and epilepsy awareness to those in need. Thus far we have been involved with several epilepsy support groups (Last Tuesday of each month at Cabell-Huntington Hospital), met with school nurses in two districts, and have teamed up with the Epilepsy Center at Cabell-Huntington Hospital. Future plans involve addressing transportation issues to and from epilepsy appointments, continued community education in schools, police, fire and EMTs, and counseling in the local clinics.
For questions regarding services in the Huntington area, please call us at (877) 804-2241.
Join us for the Huntington, WV support group that meets the last Tuesday of every Month at 5:30 PM at Cabell Huntington Hospital!
2012 Race for Hope
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Race for Hope on April 21, 2012. Even though the weather was damp, spirits were sunny and bright!
Find the race results here.
2010 "Weekend of Hope" Wrap-Up
The old saying, “Many hands make light work” can be easily applied to the first annual Race for Hope that we recently hosted in Huntington, West Virginia. Members of the local support group and community rallied behind our cause and helped us to raise epilepsy awareness and funds for local services. Two local TV stations and the newspaper all ran in-depth interviews with people who have epilepsy and encouraged community support. The local university, Marshall, sent over enthusiastic volunteers who lined our course and cheered on our runners. The City of Huntington provided us with an army of police officers on bike, motorcycle and in cars that made sure the course was safe while also encouraging our runners. Panera Bread provided free, delicious bagels for everyone after the race. Cabell Huntington Hospital provided us with a mirage of services from nurses working the registration and finish line to bottled water, media support and contacts and much more. By the day’s end, over 100 people took part in a well-executed event and the community gained a little more knowledge about epilepsy. Best of all though, funds were raised to help local people affected by seizures. We are confident that this support and enthusiasm will continue to grow.
Follow this link to a great video and article that promoted the Weekend of Hope!