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OCTOBER 2013 NEWSLETTER
Happy Pumpkin Day!

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Research Opportunities
Physicians on the Front

Dr. Bob Knight, Berkeley
Dr. Josef Parvizi, Stanford

"Epilepsy Opens a New Window Into Brain Function"
 
The studies of the brain in preparation for surgery have been crucial to research. To read full article, click here

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Candlelight Gala 
It's not too late to join the fun!
Friday, November 15, 2013 
Julia Morgan Ballroom
San Francisco, California
 
Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and take part in funding research, education and services for the more than 140,000 Northern Californians living with epilepsy. 
 
A special thanks to those who have purchased a ticket and sponsored a table! We look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

Register ONLINE 
or download the PDF. Last day to register is Tuesday, November 5th

Sponsorships and auction items still welcomed. 


Honorees of the Hour
The Commitment to Progress Award will be presented to Dr. Paul Garcia of UCSF, a nationally recognized neurologist in the treatment of epilepsy and director of Pediatric Epilepsy Services at UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Garcia will be honored for his lifetime commitment to medical excellence, expertise in the field of epilepsy, as well as his loyal dedication to his patients. 
 
The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to members of the Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC), whose mission is to ensure that youth with epilepsy in Northern California are provided with support, resources and positive opportunities. Members of YALC have created the "Someone Like Me" mentoring program and have traveled to southeastern Nigeria to spread awareness and provide access to treatment for patients living with epilepsy. 
Meet the Emcee
Dr. Joseph Sullivan of UCSF and Chairman of the Professional Advisory Board will serve as emcee for the evening. Dr. Sullivan is the director of the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center and assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics. We are grateful he is our Medical Director at our annual epilepsy Youth Summer Camp. A highly respected physician and beloved by his patients, he will keep the evening interesting as well as fun!
Bid the Night Away
-Private golf lessons at the San Francisco Olympic Club course, home of the 2012 US Open
-8 day stay at Club Cascadas de Baha in beautiful Cabo San Lucas
-Summer week stay at Lake Tahoe Hyatt Northstar Lodge
-SF Zoo Party, name an animal!
-A chance to fly in thin air with "iFly"
- and MANY MORE!
Wear your dancing shoes!
At the event, you'll enjoy the sounds of the Oaktown Jazz Workshop, and request your favorite songs from our very own DJ Eddie, all while sipping on some lovely wine from the Jones Family Vineyard!
 
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San Francisco, CA 94104

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