Donations accepted untilFebruary 28, 2021
***Over a lifetime, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy***
Dear Friends and Family,
2020 marks our 8th year of participating in the Magnolia Run for The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, on behalf of Ansley and Scottie! So many of you reading this have been there, by our side, each and every year and we are so thankful for YOU!
As you are well aware, 2020 has been one heck of a ride. We are all battling the various challenges that COVID-19 has presented, in addition to the many social and political challenges we are facing as a country. Our hope is that The Magnolia Run will bring a bit of fun and happiness to our friends and family during these chaotic times...but it will look and feel a bit different this year!
To state the obvious, we cannot gather and run together (as we normally would), to honor our amazing kids , BUT we do still plan to participate and fundraise in a number of ways! Here's How....
(1) While it is "virtual", we hope that many of us can still run or walk together! What does that mean? On Saturday, November 7th -we will all run or walk on behalf of Scottie and Ansley but will do it from our home neighborhoods. If you have a group that lives near by, we would encourage you to get a small group to run/walk together. Rachel and I will both be hosting a group run from our neighborhoods in Smyrna and Marietta but hoping to see some small organized pods in other areas as well! November is actually Epilepsy awareness month, so this is a great way to kick it off and show your support.
(2) We will all wear the Magnolia Run shirts on the day of the run (v. our team specific shirts), as they will be mailed in advance of the race to all participants who raise $25 or more. You can select your size, etc. upon registration. There will also be various individual and team incentives along the way --so please tune into the EFGA social media platforms and read your emails for details on each! Rachel and I will also send some reminders along the way.
(3) Fundraising is important for the Foundation, but not necesarry to participate. We recognize that many of us have been impacted financially with the COVID situation this year, and our families would never ask you to give if faced with financial hardship. New to the virtual set up this year, is the opportunity to sign up to paritipcate (with no cost to do so) and join our team reagrdless of a monetary contribution. The personal support is just as important to our kids!
For those of you new to this event, The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia (EFGA) is the only health agency in Georgia dedicated to serving more than 110,000 Georgians living with active epilepsy statewide. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families through community education activities for all age levels and comprehensive set of client service programs. The foundation also reaches out to the community at large to reduce the stigma that is often attached to epilepsy and educate the public on seizure recognition and first aid. It has been a critical resource for families like ours over the years. Please consider donating, if you're able.
Much Love and Many Thanks,
Rachel & Scott McCray, Amber & Jeff Park and Garry & Lisa Spinks
2020 Virtual Magnolia Run & Walk for Epilepsy
For the safety of our dedicated participants, vendors, and volunteers the 2020 Magnolia Run & Walk for Epilepsy has gone VIRTUAL. In order to help EFGA provide vital services and programs for the 110,000 Georgians living with seizure disorders and epilepsy, please consider fundraising for this important cause. We encourage ALL participants and teams to help raise the thermometer and EFGA wants to motivate you with weekly social media contests and individual and team incentive prizes!
Check out our awesome 2020 prizes:
$25 Donation – 1 Magnolia Run T- Shirt
$50 Donation – 1 Magnolia Run T- Shirt and Branded EFGA Mask
$100 Donation – 1 Magnolia Run Long Sleeve T- Shirt
Corporate Match Challenge – For everyone who submits a corporate match form you get a team incentive bundle for the matching gift amount (see below)
$100 Level - EFGA Cinch Sack (10)
$250 Level - EFGA Cinch Sack + Water Bottle (10)
$500 Level - EFGA Cinch Sack +Water Bottle + Beach Ball (10)
$1000 Level - EFGA Cinch Sack +Water Bottle + Beach Ball (20)
$2500 Level - EFGA Cinch Sack +Water Bottle + Beach Ball (25) + EFGA Blanket for Team Captains
$5000 Level – All of the Above + Team Sign and Social Media Featured Story
- All of the Above
- Virtual Breakfast – $5 Chick Filet Gift Cards for up t0 40 team members
*Please note most prizes will be based on numbers taken on 10/19 for production time and delivery
About the Magnolia Run
Magnolia Run and Walk has been rescheduled, as a virtual event, to Saturday, November 7th. Help EFGA kick off Epilepsy Awareness Month by running/walking with friends and family in your community, while maintaining a safe social distance! More details and updates to come!
The Magnolia Run is EFGA's longest running fundraiser, supporting those living with epilepsy in the state of Georgia for 37 years! We cannot express our gratitude enough to the entire epilepsy community! Thank you for the friends and family of loved ones living with epilepsy who continuously support this event! The 2019 Magnolia Run was another HUGE SUCCESS thanks to your support! We were able to raise well over $180,000, had an amazing 82 teams, and over 1300 participants!
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia (EFGA) is the only health agency in the state dedicated to serving more than 150,000 Georgians in the state who have epilepsy and seizure disorders. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families through community education activities for all age levels and a comprehensive set of client services programs. The foundation also reaches out to the community at large to reduce the stigma that is often attached to epilepsy and educate the public on seizure recognition and first aid.
Through events like the Magnolia Run & Walk, EFGA is able to raise both funds and awareness to assist those living with epilepsy throughout the entire state. The foundation is reliant on the support of the communit and strives to reach all Georgians living with disorder and their families. Learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia.
• Educational Programs
EFGA provides free educational in-services on seizure recognition/first aid at schools, daycare centers, developmental disability facilities, senior centers and in the workplace.
• Support Groups
Living with a chronic condition is easier when you can share with others who are in a similar situation. The EFGA has 6 support groups meeting on a monthly basis throughout the state. We also offer online e-communities for those with transportation issues.
• StudioE: Art Therapy Program
StudioE offers group art therapy sessions for adults (18+) with epilepsy, allowing them to explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group setting. Art is a natural way to communicate, relieve tension and express emotions.
• Information and Referrals
Understanding epilepsy can help to reduce fear and anxiety. We have a wide variety of materials on topics concerning epilepsy including types of epilepsy, treatment options, educational/legal rights and information for caregivers. We can also provide referrals to epilepsy specialists or other agencies that might provide a service not covered by EFGA.
• Emergency Medication Fund
Often people with epilepsy have no insurance coverage and limited financial resources. The EFGA has an emergency medication fund which will provide a one month supply of the seizure control medications per patient per calendar year. Patients are then provided with assistance in enrolling in one of the drug company sponsored medication assistance programs.
All children should have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of summer camp. EFGA offers camps which are staffed with counselors trained in seizure recognition/first aid, and also a full-time medical staff. We also provide camp scholarships for children whose families have limited financial resources.
Often times people with epilepsy face barriers in the workplace, in educational institutions and in the legal arena. EFGA works to advise its clients of their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws. We also advocate for increased funding of epilepsy research through the National Institutes of Health.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, with sponsorship from UCB, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company with operations in Smyrna, Georgia, has recently launched the EFWorks program in Georgia. EFWorks is a specialized vocational rehabilitation program specifically targeted to Georgians living with epilepsy who are seeking employment.
MCJUDD INC donated $2,500.00 November 6, 2020
Amber Park donated $900.00 September 14, 2020
Bob Albertini donated $500.00 October 4, 2020 ... "Scott, you have been so good to me, I hope this helps you and your family."
The Kardian family donated $250.00 November 4, 2020
Tressa & Chris Bell donated $250.00 October 10, 2020
LMM Properties LLC donated $250.00 October 21, 2020
Sabrina and emery duncan donated $250.00 November 4, 2020 ... "Go Scottie Go!!"
Lulu, Robert, & Easton donated $250.00 November 5, 2020
Thor Nissen donated $250.00 November 5, 2020
Mitchell Kaplan donated $200.00 September 9, 2020 ... "Proud of Scottie and Ashley!! Wish I could be there !!"
Deby Gliddden donated $100.00 October 5, 2020
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Smith donated $100.00 October 21, 2020
Rhame Family donated $100.00 September 30, 2020 ... "Love you McCray family..."
The Bernstein Family donated $100.00 November 5, 2020 ... "We are so proud of y’all year after year for doing this! Way to go!"
Becki Madsen donated $100.00 November 6, 2020 ... "Love this! "
Kirk and Juani donated $100.00 September 14, 2020
Cousin Donnie donated $100.00 October 28, 2020 ... "In it to win it!"
LMM Properties LLC donated $100.00 October 15, 2020
Rocky donated $100.00 October 11, 2020
Dan Brelinsky donated $100.00 September 12, 2020 ... "Good luck Ansley and Scottie!"
Sandra Kaplan donated $100.00 November 5, 2020 ... "Such an important cause by such inspiring families!"
Robin Mazzeo donated $50.00 September 30, 2020 ... "Good luck. Stay strong"
Marcia Kaplan donated $50.00 September 19, 2020
Carolyn Mayer donated $50.00 October 28, 2020
anonymous donated $50.00 November 8, 2020 ... "Love you guys!"
Janine Myers donated $50.00 October 18, 2020 ... "Good luck to all!"
David and Denise donated $50.00 November 4, 2020 ... "With you for a great cause from Elyria Ohio"
The Darweesh Girls donated $50.00 August 25, 2020 ... "So glad you're still doing this!!!!"
Patty Gumbrill donated $50.00 November 7, 2020
Chiock Family donated $50.00 November 9, 2020
Alli donated $50.00 November 5, 2020
Robert and Amy Malone donated $50.00 November 4, 2020 ... "Go Scottie!!"
Meghan Castro donated $45.00 November 5, 2020
Rhonda Trontz-Allen donated $36.00 September 30, 2020
Dixie donated $30.00 November 5, 2020
Lee Ann and John Wynns donated $25.00 August 24, 2020
Jennifer McLean donated $25.00 August 30, 2020
Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is a 501 (c) (3) EIN: