Think Positive Gala

Saturday November 13, 6:30pm-11:30pm

15th Annual Think Positive Gala

Date: Saturday November 13, 6:30pm-11:30pm

Location: Aqua Turf Club, Southington CT

Gala COVID-19 Guidelines
We will be following Connecticut's policies regarding masks and face coverings which align with the recently modified CDC recommendations. Updates will be provided on these guidelines as needed.

The statewide mask policy that is currently in effect is as follows:


  • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
  • Unvaccinated must wear masks

Municipal option to move beyond the minimum requirements of the statewide mask policy

Effective August 5, 2021, municipal leaders have the option of requiring masks to be worn by everyone in indoor public places regardless of vaccination status within their respective towns and cities. Currently there is no mask mandate in Southington but it is subject to change.

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14th Annual Think Positive Gala Raises $66,000!

We are pleased to announce the 14th Annual Think Positive Gala exceeded all expectations with attendance of 295 guests and revenue of $66,000.

Kudos to Cynthia Reynolds receiving the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award! This was a well deserved recognition of her involvement and dedication to epilepsy for the past 20 years.

This year’s gala also introduced the Halyn Murtha Family Assistance Fund in memory of Halyn Murtha. This fund will provide much needed financial assistance to families living with epilepsy.

We are grateful to all our sponsors: Platinum Sponsors: Trinity Health/St. Francis Hospital, Greenwich Biosciences. Dinner Sponsor: Supernus. Spotlight Sponsors: Prime Wellness of CT, Siefert Associates, New England Retail Properties, Hartford Healthcare, UCB Table Sponsors: Tim & Sharon Forbush, Associated Neurologists, P.C., Geffco LLC, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Aimee, Fred, Jane Sorbo, Yale New Haven Hospital, Eisai, Denise & Garry Brower, UConn Health, Mike & Kelly DeBellis, Medtronics Program Book Ad Sponsors: Peoples United Bank, Edward Jones, 16 Handles, Alpha Phi Alpha, SK Life Sciences, John, Joanne, & Laura Delponte, Norcom Cares.

We also appreciate the efforts of volunteers such as Denise Brower, Sarah Golembeski, Michelle Mechanic, Emily Recalde, and Audrey Tyson who worked tirelessly to secure a great variety of wonderful auction items this year!

Special thanks also goes to Darren Sweeney, meteorologist at NBC Connecticut, for attending this year’s event and keeping the evening’s activities on schedule.

We truly thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you again next year!
Cynthia Reynolds 2019 Volunteer of the Year at EFCT
Cynthia Reynolds - 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Master of Ceremonies Darren Sweeney Meteorologist NBC Connecticut
Master of Ceremonies Darren Sweeney Meteorologist NBC Connecticut

Donate Auction Items

Wondering how you can support the EFCT without reaching into your wallet? From event tickets to one-of-a-kind vacations, we are always on the look-out for unique, alluring auction items to tempt our guests at our fundraisers. Do you own a vacation home/timeshare, or membership in a golf club or boat club that is the envy of all your friends? Do you have season tickets to major sporting events?   Or perhaps you know someone who might be willing to provide an auction item to a great cause and receive some free publicity with our guests in return.  The ideas are endless, but you alone might be the missing link to unique items, experiences and adventures! We ask that all donated auction items be new, unused, and with original packaging.  And remember, the value of your item or service is fully tax-deductible.

Suggested Items:
- Retail Gift Cards
- Vacation home/timeshare/hotel stays
- Sporting Event or Concert Tickets
- Autographed items/Memorabilia
- Clothing & Accessories
- Jewelry
- Home Décor
- Children’s items
- Unique experiences (TV Set visit, meet & greets, Backyard Makeover packages, etc.)

 Please contact us at to make a donation or for more information.

Platinum Sponsor

Trinity Health

Dinner Sponsor:

Greenwich Biosciences


Spotlight Sponsors:

New England Retail Properties

Prime Wellness

Siefert Associates


Hartford Healthcare

Table Sponsors:


Connecticut Childrens Medical Center

Yale Neuroscience Center

Uconn Health

Associated Neurologists, P.C.
Geffco, LLC
Brower Family
Sorbo Family
Debellis Family
Forbush Family

Program Book Ad Sponsors:

16 Handles

SK Life Sciences

Edward Jones


Peoples Bank

John & Joanne Delponte

14th Annual Think Positive Gala-2019

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