On behalf of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, we would like to personally thank everyone for their contributions to our 1st Seize the Day Event in Windsor-Essex. Together, approximately 250 participants raised over $28,500.00 towards ESWO’s support and education programs in Windsor-Essex, and with the help fromthe WFCU Credit union, we were able to reach $30,000.00!!!! We need to say a special thank you to Mr. Ray Holland and the students at St. William’s Public School who came together and raised over $5,000.00! We are beyond excited with the success of our first event, considering our goal was to raise $10,000.00. Thank you so much everyone for your hard work and dedication. Fantastic job! Our 1st Seize the Day Event took place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Sandpoint Park. Although it was an extremely cold day, many families and individuals joined us for a fun 5K run and 2.5K walk. The event also included a community BBQ, kid’s games, music, and door prizes. AM800 CKLW’s Kara Ro kicked off the event and Joey Nehme shared his story about living with epilepsy. Special Thank Yous: Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Aphria, Gus Revenburg Chevy, Flood Chiropractic, JNM Tool & Manufacture Inc, Kimball Building Supplies Centre, Jason R. Campbell, Sterling Mutuals, AM800, Redline Inflatables, WFCU, and Vistaprint Thank you to our Event Contributors: Fresh Fish Photography and Dynamic Sound DJ Service Thanks to the following for their donations: Avalon Botanicals, Coral Medical Health Spa, Campbell Automotive & Performance, Tiny Dragonfly Custom Vinyl, IDA Pharmacy (Kingsville), Essex Community Services, WFCU, Dr. P. X. Smith, M.D. from Medical Cosmetics, Vistaprint, Pottery and Palettes, Jason R. Campbell, Sterling Mutuals, Convoy Supply Ltd, Avalon Botanicals, Sheila Ruggaber, Stacey and Sam Puddy, Scentsy, Emily’s Crumbs, Lally Ford, UNIFOR Local 2458, UNIFOR Local 444, Southland Insurance Brokers Inc., Billy’s Taphouse, March of Dimes, Just Cork It (Tecumseh), Lakeshore Canadians, LaSalle Vipers, FYidoctors (Roundhouse), Thiessen Apple Orchards, Tecumseh Mall and Kernels Thank You Joey Nehme for sharing his story at the event Shawn and Terri Wilkie for letting us use your BBQ for the event Darcy and Debra Gadoury for letting us use your tables, chairs, generator, and BBQ for the event Kristy Raymond from Kristy’s Custom Cakes for donating your custom make deserts for the event Erin Pitre, Michael Pitre, and Liz Nehme for organizing Joe and Pam Longmoore for helping out with pre-registration Adrienne Lapain and Help Hands in Action for their day of participation as event volunteers Special thanks to our event committee for their hard work and dedication. Committee members: Stacey Puddy, Erin Pitre, Liz Nehme, Pam Longmoore, Joe Longmoore, Terri Wilkie, Shawn Wilkie, Scott Imeson, Debra Gadoury, and Darcy Gadoury, Special thank you to all of our day of volunteers – we appreciate all of your help! Special thanks to all participants and those who made pledges. Please let us know by the end of December if you have not received a tax receipt for your contributions. Share the method of donation and if possible date donated. In order to help improve the event for next year, we would appreciate your feedback. Please consider sharing your thoughts with Christine through email or by phone, firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-890-6614. See our event photos below. Be sure to share your photos with us as well! Looking forward to next year!!!!