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10th Annual Think Positive Gala Raises $35,000!

The 10th Annual Think Positive Gala exceeded all expectations with attendance of 238 guests and revenue of $35,000. All guests enjoyed this special evening of celebrating our "Shining Stars." 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 Jennifer Bayles who was the recipient of the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Jennifer took the initiative to start this event 10 years ago for her sister Kate who has epilepsy. We are so proud of her!

We are grateful to all of our sponsors: Dinner Sponsor: Lundbeck. Spotlight Sponsors: Eisai Pharmaceuticals and Hartford Hospital Epilepsy Center. Table Sponsors: Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Willington Nameplate Inc., KGC Direct, and Gregory Sparzo. We also appreciate the efforts of our Gala Committee members, particularly Jennifer Bayles, Trina Bayles, Sarah Golembeski, Jennifer & Nora Dorau, Meha Joshi, and Debbie Prendergast. 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.

We truly thank everyone for their support of this event and hope to see you again next year!

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

2015 Think Positive Gala Sponsors:

Dinner Sponsor:


Spotlight Sponsors:

Hartford Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Eisai

Table Sponsors:

Connecticut Childrens Medical Center Willington Nameplate     KGC Direct     Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center     Gregory Sparzo

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.

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