Cure, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, is very active in promoting research to find cures for epilepsy. In order to fund research cure also does a lot of fund raising.
On Thursday, October 22, Susan Axelrod, the president of Cure, and her husband spoke at the CIA kick-off of its Combined Federal Campaign in Langley, Virginia. They spoke to an auditorium of employees about their daughter Lauren’s struggles with epilepsy, about CURE, and they also showed one of cure Organization’s videos. The Director, Leon Panetta, spoke from the depths of his heart about the importance of giving charity–both in money, time and effort. Of course, as always, there were people in the audience who had personal connections to epilepsy: it’s a constant reminder of how prevalent this disease is.
Thursday night, Cure had its 3rd annual New York City benefit. It has seen huge growth over the past two years! Mayor Bloomberg was the keynote speaker, and many friends, supporters, and families helped to doubling the number of guests there, and triple the funds raised!
These are just two of the many fundraising and public relations events that Cure organizes.
Since cure was founded in 1998, it has raised $10 million to fund epilepsy research and other projects dedicated to finding a cure. Cure funds grants to young and established investigators to investigate new areas and collect the data needed to apply for further funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since 1998, CURE has awarded funding to more than 85 cutting-edge projects.