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Thank You Letter

Thank You Letter

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November 8,2009 Wright Foundation
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 207 Humber College Blvd
 
 Toronto, Ontario CanadaM9W 5L7Dear Mr.Wright,
Thank you for your recent meeting on November 3rd 2009, where you were kind enough to take the timeto learn about Epilepsy Toronto’s current mission and projects.We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and sincerelyappreciate your thoughtful attention to our organization.Your interest in Epilepsy Toronto is significantly acknowledged to our agencies mission, to the promotionof independence and optimal quality of life for all people with epilepsy and their families. Epilepsy Toronto is anon profit agency that has supported people living with epilepsy for over 50 years.It serves over thousands of in-dividuals living in the community who are diagnosed with a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recur-rent unprovoked seizures.Every year one out of 100 Canadians from the age of six months to 65 years old arediagnosed with epilepsy.As president and on the behalf of our staff, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for considering Epi-lepsy Toronto as a candidate for the $25,000 donation from the Wright Foundation. It gives me great pleasure andhonor to have the opportunity to present our organizations mission, in creating hope for millions of individualsliving with epilepsy.Furthermore, we hope to develop a strong and caring relationship with your foundation for many other opportunities that may arise in the future.As discussed earlier last week, I mentioned that Epilepsy Toronto is an organization that provides chil-dren and their families with reliable resources such: employment support, counseling support, advocacy and
EPILEPSY TORONTOT: (416)964-9095
F:(416)964-2498
510 KING STREET WEST, TORONTO ,ONTARIO, M5A 1M1 1
 
edcation to help people with epilepsy live life without barriers. We believe that taking part in an active commu-nity, receiving vital support and connecting with others who are going through the same experiences helps man-age that challenge of living with epilepsy.In addition our agency has a strong affiliation with the Kids on theBlock program, addressing various disabilities, educational and medical differences and social concerns.At Epilepsy Toronto, our involvement in the community is strong and vibrant. Since the opening of theToronto headquarters our staff have created signature events that help raise awareness on epilepsy,engaging over millions of prospects in the community through street festivals to marathon walks down the streets of Toronto.Our most prestigious event is the Scotiabank BuskerFest Toronto Festival which celebrated its 10th anniversaryattracting over 1 million individuals this year and raising a total of 250,000 in donations. As well at the Scotia- bank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September Epilepsy Toronto doubled the number of runners who wore purple and for the second year in a row won the top prize out of all participating charities putting epilepsy on themap.Mr Wright, we graciously feel that with the $25,000 donation towards the Hope Campaign, EpilepsyToronto can achieve their goals in shaping a stronger community and awareness for all individuals living withepilepsy. Individuals experiencing seizures their symptoms are difficult to identify, the become miss diagnosedfor other medical conditions. The campaign of Hope was inspired by a ten year old girl from Nova Scotia whodecided that it was time the world became more aware of the epilepsy that impacted her life and more than 50million other people around the world. Cassidy Megan’s imagination and desire created Purple Day which we atEpilepsy Toronto and around the world, celebrated this past March 26,2009.Purple Day became the national and international epilepsy awareness day. In the awareness of PurpleDay, Epilepsy Toronto is running a $3 million capital campaign to build a resource centre for young individualsto learn more about epilepsy. Students will be able to engage in practical learning skills, in class workshops on
FROM THE DESK OF
EPILEPSY TORONTO
510 KING STREET WEST,- TORONTO ,-ONTARIO,- M5A 1M1-

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