#Lids4Kids Campaign to Benefit the Epilepsy Foundation
Head trauma is a leading cause – and a preventable one – of new cases of epilepsy. This is particularly true in children, especially in families with a lower socioeconomic status.#Lids4Kids
Each year the firm sponsors an art contest to raise awareness of the importance of bicycle safety among kids and provides helmets for children in need. This year we are partnering with New Hopewell Elementary and Mt. Olive Elementary Schools.
We challenged children from each school to submit art projects that communicate the importance of bicycle safety. Our judges will choose the very best entries. We’ll share those on our Facebook page where you can vote for your favorites. The winners will earn new bicycle helmets for their whole class.Get Involved!
Instead of simply making a donation like we normally do, we thought we it would be nice to increase our impact by making this a community effort. Join us in giving to this great cause and The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto will match every dollar donated (up to $1000) this month.
Make your gift conveniently online at our Fundly page. In addition to making a donation, you can use email, Twitter or Facebook to help us spread the word.
Stay tuned all this month for more information on epilepsy, our art contest, and the #Lids4Kids campaign and make sure to “Like” us on Facebook!
UPDATE: The Top 5 Posters from each school are now up on our Facebook page. Visit now to vote for your favorites! Winners will be announced the week of May 12.Some Statistics:
- 65 MILLION: Number of people around the world who have epilepsy.
- OVER 2 MILLION: Number of people in the United States who have epilepsy.
- 1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
- BETWEEN 4 AND 10 OUT OF 1,000: Number of people on earth who live with active seizures at any one time.
- 150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year
- ONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
- 6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy where the cause is unknown.