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8th Annual Think Positive Gala - Saturday November 9th Dinner and Silent Auction at Amarante's Sea Cliff

2013 Think Positive; Think Purple Gala Raises Over $26,000!

We are pleased to announce the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut's 8th Annual "Think Positive; Think Purple Gala" was a huge success. This year’s event again exceeded all expectations with attendance of over 150 guests and revenue close to $27,000. 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 Kelly Bustos who was the recipient of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. We are so proud of her!

We are grateful to our Platinum Sponsor, Hartford Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Dinner Sponsor, Lundbeck, Spotlight Sponsor, Radiology Associates of Hartford, and our Table Sponsors; Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and Team “Max- The Amazing Race”. We also appreciate the efforts of our Gala Committee members, particularly Trina Bayles, Sarah Golembeski, Steve Perry, Lisa McKeon, Debbie Prendergast, Janice Rawlins, and Ron Lamontagne. They all worked tirelessly to secure a great variety of wonderful auctions items this year.

Also a special thank you to meteorologist Darren Sweeney of NBC Connecticut for being the evening’s exceptional Master of Ceremonies. Darren was entertaining and kept the evening on schedule. His attendance significantly added to the event.

Of course none of this would be possible without Jennifer Bayles who took the initiative to start this event 7 years ago for her sister Katie who has epilepsy.

Thank you for your continued support of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut!

2013 Think Positive Gala Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: Hartford Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Hartford Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Dinner Sponsor:
Lundbeck

Lundbeck


Spotlight Sponsor: Radiology Associates of Hartford

Radiology Associates of Hartford

Table Sponsor: Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Connecticut Childrens Medical Center

Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


Last Year's 7th ANNUAL “THINK POSITIVE” GALA RAISES $25,000

Many thanks to everyone who attend the 7th Annual “Think Positive” Gala in November. This year’s event again exceeded all expectations with attendance of 120 guests and revenue of close to $25,000. 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.

We are grateful to our platinum sponsor, Epilepsy Center at Hartford Hospital our dinner sponsors, Lundbeck and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and our table sponsors, Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Questcor, and UCB. We also appreciate the efforts of our Gala Committee members, particularly Mary Kenney, Chair, Christine Jablonski, Steven Perry, Sarah Golembeski, and Jim and Trina Bayles. They all worked tirelessly to secure some wonderful auctions items this year.

Congratulations to Peg Tehan for receiving the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award!

Congratulations to Peg Tehan for receiving the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award.

The 2012 Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Margaret "Peg" Tehan.

Peg came to EFCT 10 years ago wanting to help people with epilepsy. She created the Milford Support Group and they celebrated their 10 year anniversary in October 2012. We can not thank Peg enough for her dedication, compassion and support for the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut and people living with epilepsy. We are hoping for 10 more years with Peg at the helm of the Milford Support Group. Thank you Peg!


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 Mary Kenney at mkenney.efct@sbcglobal.net to make a donation or for more information.


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