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 Newsletter - November 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and your families from all of us at The Matty Fund !

We are so grateful to all the public servants who met with us this month for their support of Rhode Island families touched by epilepsy.

Langevin Recognizes Epilepsy Awareness Month
Langevin Recognizes Epilepsy Awareness Month


Last week, our US Congressman Jim Langevin delivered powerful remarks on the House floor, recognizing the work of The Matty Fund and highlighting the importance of promoting epilespsy awareness across the nation. The Matty Fund's founders, Deb and Richard Siravo, joined Governor Lincoln Chafee at the statehouse to declare 'November 2014 'Epilepsy Awareness Month'

 in the state of Rhode Island.


The 2015 Snow Angel Ball dinner, dance, and auction will be held on January 24th.
Help us make this year's auction the best yet! We are looking for auction items such as professional services, travel opportunities and unique merchandise. If you would like to donate an auction item please click the link below to print the donation form. 

Letter from our Executive Director...




November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and at The Matty Fund we have been hard at work ramping up our awareness efforts for the estimated 3 million Americans - including thousands of Rhode Islanders - living with epilepsy.


It means so much to all of us at The Matty Fund to have wonderful partners in the community who are deeply supportive of the families who we work to help every day. Earlier this month, we joined the University of Rhode Island College of Business for the annual "Purple Out" Hockey Game that brought hundreds to the Boss Ice Arena wearing purple for epilepsy awareness.


During the first week of November, we hosted our Annual Memorial Lecture on pediatric neurology at Rhode Island Hospital for more than 100 physicians. We also partnered with the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute for a lecture series at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School. Educational events like these increase awareness about the challenges of living with epilepsy and provide medical professionals with valuable information to improve the quality of life for children and adults living with seizures.


And in case you missed it, the Siravo's were on Dan Yorke's State of Mind earlier this month to talk about Epilepsy Awareness Month and The Matty Fund's role as Rhode Island's leading resource for children, young adults and families touched by epilepsy.


Increasing awareness is an important part of what we do each day at The Matty Fund to help children affected by epilepsy overcome challenges and lead happy, successful lives.


This Epilepsy Awareness Month, we want to thank all of you in The Matty Fund community for everything you do to help educate friends and neighbors about what living with epilepsy means. 




 Marisol Garcia

Executive Director 

 The Matty Fund will be wrapping gifts at the Wakefield Mall on December 24th
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Our Mission 

The Matty Fund will provide family resources, raise epilepsy awareness, promote patient safety, and improve the quality of life for children and families living with epilepsy and seizures. 

If you know of a family that could benefit from our programs and services, please encourage them to contact our resource center at 401-789-7330 or visit 

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