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Friday Wrap-Up

September 28, 2012

It’s hard to keep up with all the great things going on these days!

Yesterday, I met up with my good friend Lee Woodruff who was in town promoting her new book Those We Love Most. We had time for a long lunch and lots of catching up. She and her husband Bob do phenomenal work with their organization, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans, and their families. They especially focus on those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. As we know, many soldiers returning with traumatic brain injuries will end up with epilepsy. We applaud all they are doing for these soldiers!

 

Lee’s new book. Make sure to pick up a copy!

with Lee at lunch

Lee and I make sure to keep up with each other via emails, but there’s nothing like a face-to-face chat. I’m just hoping next time we can exchange our coffee mugs for wine glasses!

This weekend is sure to be fun-filled—I’m headed to a block party. But this isn’t just any block party; this is CURE friends Kathy Dodd and Stacey Pigott’s fabulous biannual Rock the Block for Pediatric Epilepsy Research! Held here in Chicago, the benefit is always a fantastic affair with great bands, raffles, and more. But, what we are all there for is always on our minds: We are raising money to fund cutting-edge research into pediatric epilepsies in honor of all our children who have had to struggle with seizures and side effects of medications. Stay tuned next week for pictures!

The events keep coming this fall. We’re going to be back in Boston this year on November 28th. Even more exciting is the venue—the venerable Fenway Park! Stay tuned; we will have more details soon.

And if you haven’t heard the good news, CURE again earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator! This is the top possible rating, meaning you can trust us to be diligent and responsible stewards of your donations. We do all we can to drive your donations to the best possible cause–finding cures!

 

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