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12th Annual Think Positive Gala Raises Over $46,000!

The 12th Annual “Think Positive Gala” was a huge success! This year’s event had an attendance of 248 guests and revenue close to $47,000. All guests enjoyed this special evening of celebration. The money raised will be used to inform and educate people about epilepsy so that the stigma which is so prevalent today will become a thing of the past.

Kudos to Scott Demsey and Fritz Blasius for arranging to have the Holy Land Cross in Waterbury lit purple; to Vincent Siefert for arranging to have the Naugatuck Gazebo lit purple, and to Erica Guerrini and the Brooklynn Hair Studio for organizing a purple hair extension fundraiser to support EFCT. We truly appreciate all of their efforts in helping us celebrate National Epilepsy Awareness Month.

We are grateful to all our sponsors: Dinner Sponsors: Siefert Associates Spotlight Sponsors: Yale Neuroscience Center, Pro-Paks & Microspecialties, UConn Health Center, Hartford Hospital Epilepsy Center. Table Sponsors: Lundbeck, UCB, Tim & Sharon Forbush, Demsey Manufacturing, KGC Direct, Trapletti Landscaping, Associated Neurologists, P.C., Geffco LLC, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Fred & Jane Sorbo, Beth & David Mercier. Program Book Ad Sponsors: Delponte Plumbing & Heating, Howard Financial, Pearlgreen Corporation, Edward Jones, GW Pharma, Smith Benefits Group, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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

Special thanks also goes to Hanna Mordoh, NBC Connecticut’s morning traffic reporter, 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!

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

Think Positive Gala Sponsors:

Dinner Sponsor:

Siefert Associates



Spotlight Sponsors:

Hartford Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Uconn Health Center Yale Neuroscience Center
Pro Paks Micro Specialties



Table Sponsors:

Lundbeck UCB Demsey
KGC Direct Trapletti Connecticut Childrens Medical Center

Associated Neurologists, P.C. | Tim & Sharon Forbush | Fred & Jane Sorbo | Beth & David Mercier.


Program Book Ad Sponsors:

Delponte Plumbing & Heating | Howard Financial | Pearlgreen Corporation | Edward Jones | GW Pharma | Smith Benefits Group | Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity



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 Allison Gamber at allison@epilepsyct.com to make a donation or for more information.


2017 Volunteers of the Year John & Joanne Delponte

Volunteer of the year at EFCT.




Last Year's Annual Think Positive Gala Photos

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