BENEFITING: Epilepsy Foundation Northwest
EVENT DATE: Dec 20, 2013
HOURS PLEDGED: 6
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! We feel that every month should be dedicated to helping erase the stigmata that is still associated with Epilepsy today. So we would like to invite you to help support Team Haley: Princess Powered! in their fight to raise funds to support the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.
Team Haley: Princess Powered! is a joint fundraising effort between Haley Heller and friends;obviously, she is the headlined member of the team. The phrase "Princess Powered!" comes from the support of 2013 Riverview Community Bank Clark County Fair Court Princess Sarah McKinzie, who has selected Epilepsy Awareness as one of her causes to support during her 2013 reign. Haley and Princess Sarah have known each other for several years due to their families' involvement in the horse community. Additionally, Haley's mom Niki was a 1989 Clark County Fair Court Princess.
Team Haley: Princess Powered! wants to raise a minimum of $2013.00 to represent the 2013 Reign of Princess Sarah. We would love to raise more, of course! Let me tell you a little about the teams 2 core members:
Haley, age 15, was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 4 and went on to be further diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) at the age of 10. As her mother, I can say that I am so proud of the way she has handled her struggle with Epilepsy. Haley has never cried, never complained over her many seizure-related injuries, fought with and won the internal embarrassment caused by the need to wear a safety helmet, and then became strong enough to talk about her seizures if asked. Haley is currently a sophmore at Ft. Vancouver High School and is a member of the "Trot to the Top" 4-H Club.
Princess Sarah McKinzie is a 2010 graduate from Prairie High School and is currently attending Clark Community College to complete her associate's degree in business administration and had an interest in taking nursing courses in the future. Sarah is a junior 4-H leader of the "Let's Get Spotted Horse Club" and a member of the Clark County Saddle Club. She enjoys volunteering with the Prairie Equestrian Team as a performance coach and assisting youth in general.
Haley and Princess Sarah are hoping to promote Epilepsy Awareness during the November 2012 National Epilepsy Awareness Month and throughout Princess Sarah's 2013 reign. Team Haley: Princess Powered! held their fundraising kick-off event on Thursday, November 1st, at Ice Cream Renaissance in Vancouver, Washington. You can continue to support Team Haley with every purchase of Black Raspberry Ice Cream you order at Ice Cream Renaissance (1925 Main Street). ICR will donate $1.00 from every scoop of Black Raspberry sold in the month of November to the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.
We will be scheduling more local events throughout the year, so stay tuned!
Thank you for your support!